FUFA Sack Cranes Coach Micho Following Failure To Qualify For AFCON
The Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) has confirmed the sacking of Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredejovich after they failed to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon).
Despite defeating Niger 2-0 in their final group game, Uganda Cranes missed out on the tournament for the second successive time after Tanzania held Algeria on to a draw to finish the group with 8pts ahead of Uganda’s 7pts. Algeria finished as table leaders with 16pts and Niger last with 2 pts.
After missing out for the continental show-piece in Ivory Coast next year, the association decided to part ways with their head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredejovich.
This development was announced via FUFA’s official website on Thursday evening.
“Today, Thursday 14th September 2023, FUFA 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.It is Our Game, It is Our Country,” FUFA wrote on their official website.
The gaffer left Uganda in 2017 and was reappointed as Uganda Cranes head coach in 2021.
The soccer governing body will discuss a way forward for the men’s national team, with 2026 World Cup qualifiers taking place later in November with two away fixtures for Uganda Cranes against Guinea and Somalia.