The president of domestic football body FUFA said yesterday that their decision to extend Milutin Sredojevic’s contract was taken because his achievements outweigh the shortfalls.
By Swally Kenyi
Micho matched his predecessors in the campaign to qualify for the AFCON finals
Cranes can easily secure friendlies now
Impressive record (18 wins, 5 draws, 12 losses)
Micho’s main shortfalls
Uganda lost CECAFA Challenge Cup title
Failure to qualify for the All Africa Games (U-23 team)
Failure to qualify for the AFCON finals
Under him, Cranes lost at home for the first time since 2005
New performance parameters
Ten year technical plan
Scout and develop players for Uganda Cranes
To win the 2016 CECAFA and CHAN titles and qualify for the 2019 AFCON finals
The president of domestic football body FUFA has said that their decision to extend Milutin Sredojevic’s contract was taken because his achievements outweigh the shortfalls.
The Serbian, who took over as Uganda Cranes coach two years ago, has been given a three-year contract.
FUFA chief Moses Magogo said the new contract will start next month.
He added that the coach, fondly referred to as Micho, has been retained to maintain consistency in various national squads.
The decision brings to an end speculation on whether or not Micho would keep the job or get a move outside the country.
Magogo explained that their decision to keep Micho was also prompted by written endorsements from what he called ‘African football technocrats’.
“We have endorsements from football technocrats in Zambia, Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa,” Magogo added.
Magogo went on to say that they resolved to keep Micho because his salary and other entitlements are affordable.
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