FUFA President Moses Magogo has asked Ugandans to give Uganda Cranes coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic more time to build a strong National team side.
Micho was appointed Head coach of the Uganda Cranes on a three year renewable contract effective 1st August 2021.
His appointment was met with mixed reviews and many have punched more holes in his ability after Uganda Cranes failed to reach the Playoff round of the World Cup Qualifiers.
“It took sometime to build a team that took us to AFCON twice and it was not going to be easy after Stars on that team stepped aside,” Magogo said.
“But the good thing is that some of the players that were part of the squad were moulded by Micho like Farouk Miya so he has the ability to build a good team.
“It’s not fair to judge him after about three active months, so I want us to be patient because building a new team takes time but I am very confident that his new team will surpass those of the past.”
This is Micho’s second reign as Uganda Cranes coach after the Serbian resigned in 2017 citing unpaid arrears.
During Magogo’s End of Year Address, the FUFA President confirmed that former coach Jonathan McKinstry has nothing outstanding with FUFA and “we wish him well.”
He added: “The Uganda Cranes is undergoing a transition and this happens to all football teams. The results may not be immediately what we want but it happens to all teams after a generation of players gives way which is just natural anyway.
“We thank all those players who have made this country smile in unison but we have a duty to create another group to even further the dreams of those before them.”
Magogo added that the U20 (Boys) and U20 (Girls) will pursue the dream to qualify for the 2024 Olympic Games.
“The CHAN Team will pursue qualifying for the next edition and do better to get out of the groups, AFCON 2023 (Cote Devoir) and AFCON 2025 (Guinea).
All blending and building up to qualifying for the 2026 FIFA World Cup in US, Mexico and Canada as the ultimate. We will continue to enter all available international competitions for men, women, youth, beach soccer and futsal.”