In a significant development, the head coach of the Uganda Cranes, Mr. Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic, and the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) have jointly decided to terminate his existing employment contract. The official statement regarding this mutual decision was published on the Federation’s website on Thursday.
The announcement comes in the wake of Uganda’s national football team’s failure to qualify for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), just one week ago. Despite Mr. Micho’s commendable efforts and unwavering commitment during his tenure as head coach, the team fell short of securing a spot in the tournament.
In their official statement, FUFA expressed their appreciation for Mr. Milutin Sredojevic’s contributions to Uganda Cranes and recognized his dedication to the national football team. The statement, which has been widely shared on the Cranes’ social media channels, conveyed, “It is our game, It is our country.”
This mutual decision to part ways follows Uganda Cranes’ 2-0 victory against Niger on September 7th in Morocco. Despite the victory, the team’s hopes of qualifying for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations were dashed due to Tanzania’s draw against Algeria. Going into the match, Uganda’s sole objective was to secure a win while hoping for Tanzania’s defeat against Algeria, a scenario that did not materialize.