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Milutin "Micho" Sredojevic returns as Uganda Cranes head coach

Former Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic

Former Orlando Pirates coach Milutin "Micho" Sredojevic has been appointed as the new head coach of the Ugandan national team.

The Serbian mentor is returning to the Cranes for his second stint with the national team after he was sacked as the head coach of the Zambian national team two weeks ago.

Sredojevic has since put pen to paper on a three-year contract with the East Africans and will start his new job on 1 August 2021.

The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has since confirmed Micho's appointment after releasing a statement on Tuesday evening

Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) hereby announces that Mr. Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has been appointed Head coach of the Uganda Cranes on a three-year renewable contract effective 1st August 2021," read a statement from FUFA.

"The Head coach has a contractual mandate to name his backroom staff. Mr. Milutin Sredojevic will address the media on Tuesday 3rd August 2021."

Sredojevic's first assignment will be to help Uganda qualify for the 2022 Qatar Fifa World Cup when they participate in the qualifiers in September after they were drawn in Group E alongside Kenya, Rwanda and Mali.