Cranes Coach Micho Unveiled

Serbian tactician Milutin “Micho” Sredejovic has on Tuesday morning been officially unveiled as the new Uganda Cranes head coach replacing Irishman Jonathan Mckinstry.

At a press meeting held at FUFA House, Mengo with COVID-19 Sops fully observed, the former Orlando Pirates coach arrived at the venue on time for the big function.

While addressing journalists, FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo said the decision to re-appoint Micho was right and he is the right person to take the Cranes forward.

“We have had so many coaches interested in the position but as FUFA we saw Micho was the person to fit in the objective we are creating for our selves.” FUFA president

He added.

Micho was announced as Cranes new coach on a three year renewable contract last week which surprised many.

He left Uganda in 2017 and has since coached at Orlando Pirates, Zamalek and the Zambian Chipolopolo national side in a space of four years.

Talking to the press, he said.

“Mugyebaleko ba ssebo,” literally translated as How are doing from the local language.

The Serbian expressed his emotional return and apologized to FUFA and all Ugandan for his timely departure way back in 2017.

He added: “I was born in Serbia 51 years ago but I was football-wise born in Uganda.”

“I believe I am in much better form than I left.”

Micho will work with Frank Plaine (director of performance) who he worked with at Orlando Pirates.

Livingston Mbabazi will be his immediate assistant, Fred Kajoba is the goalkeeper coach, Geoffrey Massa as the Manager, Ivan Ssewanyana has also been named as a physiotherapist.

Cranes Coach Micho Unveiled

His first task will come in September in the Qatar 2022 World Cup Qualifiers.

He is mostly remembered for guiding Uganda Cranes back to AFCON in 2017 in Gabon following close to 38 years of absence at the black man’s biggest football tournament.