Former Cranes of Uganda coach, Milutin “Micho” Sredojević has ended his reigns as the Cranes’ head coach on a celebration note.
The Serbian tendered his contract termination letter to Uganda’s football federation, FUFA, on Friday, due to non-payment of his salary.
Speaking to the press after the decision, Micho said: “It was a tough decision to make, but I have decided to move on because the Federation failed to meet their side of the contract,”
“I remove my jersey as a national coach of Uganda today and now put on a jersey of a Ugandan supporter.”
Staying true to his words of being a “Ugandan supporter”, the Serbian was pictured dancing and partying with fans at a farewell party after the contract termination.
Micho became the Head Coach of the Ugandan National team in May 2013, qualifying the Cranes for Gabon 2017 African Nations Cup, Uganda’s first AFCON appearance in 39 years.
FUFA acknowledge the receipt of Micho’s termination letter and thanked him for his great service to the nation, saying: “FUFA would like to thank Mr Sredojevic for the services rendered to the Uganda Cranes during his time as coach of the national team, especially when he guided the country to the AFCON finals in Gabon for the first time since 1978. Ugandans will forever keep those memories with them”.