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CAF Awards: Cranes coach Micho falls short

By James Bakama

Added 5th January 2017 12:45 PM

Uganda’s tactician couldn’t make the final three in the best coaches category.

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Uganda’s tactician couldn’t make the final three in the best coaches category.

Cranes coach Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic has failed to make the final cut of the Glo CAF awards.

Uganda’s tactician couldn’t make the final three in the best coaches category. The awards will be held tonight in the Nigerian capital Abuja.

It is however a different story for goalkeeper Denis Onyango and the Cranes.

The two are in the top three nominees for African player and team of the year respectively. No Ugandan player or team has ever won the awards since their inception in 2001.

Onyango is competing for the best Africa based player award with fellow Mamelodi Sundowns team-mate Khama Billiat and TP Mazembe’s Rainford Kalaba.

Onyango and Billiat are Africa Champions League gold winners while Kalaba is a CAF Confederations Cup winner.

Micho had it in the top five coaches with DR Congo’s Florent Ibenge, Mamelodi Sundowns Pitso Mosimane, Mo Bejaia’s Nacer Sandjak and Nigeria’s Florence Omagbemi.

Ibenge, Mosimane and Omagbemi now for the top three list. Uganda is competing with Senegal and DR. Congo for the team of the year award.

Also to be unveiled are tonight will be Africa’s best foreign best player.

Other awards will go to the most promising talent, women’s national team of the year, woman player of the year.

There are also awards for the best  referee o, African legend, CAF Fair Play, Platinum award – which is usually reserved for the President of the host country Africa Finest XI and Youth Player of the year.

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