- FUFA Sacks micho for the second time.
- Uganda Cranes did not make it to 2024 AFCON finals.
The Uganda football governing body FUFA has sacked coach Milutin Sredjovic Micho after failing to help the national team"Uganda Cranes" to qualify for African Nations Cup finals due to take place next year in Ivory Coast.
In a brief statement released on Thursday 14 Sept,FUFA said both parties had agreed to mutually end the existing contract between the two parties.
This was the second consecutive time for the cranes failure to qualify for the AFCON finals under the leadership of Coach Micho.
Uganda finished third, a point below second placed Tanzania and nine points below tabled leaders Algeria to miss out on playing in next year’s AFCON finals to be played in Ivory CoastFUFA and Mr. Milutin Sredojevic agreed to mutually end the existing employment contract between the two parties.
FUFA appreciates all efforts and commitment by Mr. Milutin during his period as Head coach of Uganda Cranes,” the statement said .
Micho returned as Cranes coach for a second time in 2021 and signed a three-year contract succeeding Abdallah Mubiru, who served as an interim coach after Jonathan McKinstry’s departure.
He had earlier been in charge of the Ugandan national team between 2013 and 2017 where he in 2016 guided the Cranes to their first ever Afcon tournament after a period of 38 years .
Prior to his departure in 2017, Micho accused the local football governing body, FUFA of failure to pay his salary arrears to a tune of $54,000.