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Uganda: 'Micho' appointed new coach of the Cranes

Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic has been appointed coach of Uganda

The Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) has announced the appointment of Milutin Sredojevic as head coach of the senior national team.

The Serbian, who is affectionately known as ‘Micho’, recently parted ways with Zambia after the country’s early exit at the COSAFA Cup in South Africa and he has not taken long to find a new job.

The 51-year-old returns to coach the Uganda Cranes for a second spell, after serving the country’s senior national team between 2013 and 2017.

Micho qualified for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations with the Cranes, who had not taken part in the competition since 1978. They were knocked out in the first round of the competition after they finished bottom of group D on one point after three matches.

The former Zamalek coach will serve as Ugandan coach on a three-year renewable contract, effective from 1 August. According to FUFA, Micho has a contractual mandate to name his backroom staff.

Uganda have not qualified for the next edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, to be played from 9 January to 6 February 2022, and they will be hoping that their new coach can lead them back to the competition, having featured in 2017 and 2019.

The new coach of the Ugandan national team will address the media on Tuesday, 3 August.

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