Zambia Sack Former Uganda Cranes Head Coach Micho



Chipolopolo Boys coach Milutin ‘Milutin’ Sredojevic has been fired by the Football Association of Zambia, FAZ.

The Serbian coach leaves his post following the Chipolopolo Boys’ recent poor run of form.

The former Uganda Cranes head coach still had 8 months remaining on his over K550 million ($25,000) salary.

FAZ General Secretary confirmed the development.

“FAZ can confirm that it has reached a mutual separation agreement with its senior Men’s National Team coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic. After a meeting between FAZ and the coach, it was agreed that in the interest of progress for both parties they had to separate,” says FAZ General Secretary Adrian Kashala.

Sacked: Micho

Since he took over on February 3, 2020, Micho has been in charge of the Chipolopolo in the AFCON qualifiers, CHAN, and Cosafa Cup Qualifiers.

During his tenure, Zambia failed to qualify for the 2021 AFCON tournament but to be fair to him he only had four games with Aggrey Chiyangi having presided and lost the first two games.

Despite Aggrey Chiyangi qualify for the tournament, Micho was handed the mantle of managing the Zambia CHAN team but the Copper Bullets were disappointing.

The final nail in the coffin was the Cosafa Cup in South Africa where Zambia lost to minnows Lesotho and eSwatini.

Zambia only recorded her win over Botswana before a goalless draw against a fourth-grade Bafana Bafana side.

“I am grateful to the Zambian people, the players, coaches, officials, ls, and the fans who supported me in various ways during my stay. All the positive experience with Chipolopolo Zambia I will use in my career ahead and would like to wish all the best to Zambia,” Micho said