Uganda Cranes: Micho Receives FUFA Backing

Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) has given Uganda Cranes coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredejovich more time despite poor results.

FUFA President Moses Magogo, addressing the media during the National teams Press Conference on Thursday, said that Micho will remain the head coach.

The decision comes on the back of a double-header against Tanzania where the Cranes lost in Ismailia before picking a win in Dar Es Salaam.

There has been growing belief that the end of the Serbian, in his second stint at the Cranes, was nearing the end.

But Magogo, as he has said since recent past, has asked for more time for the Serbian with the justification that the Cranes are still undergoing a transition.

“What has made us stand the test of time is that we are not emotional when taking these decisions, if we took them emotionally, so many things could have gone wrong. We sit down, reflect before acting accordingly,” Magogo said on Thursday.

Magogo disputed claims that the 1-0 win in Dar Es Salaam was not a turning point to retain Micho at the helm, saying that the decisions were made earlier on March 18.

“We must give Micho more time because we are undergoing a transition which is painful but one which we must undertake.”

“Let’s give him more time to conclude this campaign, and it will actually be embarrassing if he qualifies us to AFCON.

“The team is getting better and let’s discuss his pros and cons after this campaign.”

Magogo admitted that the results are not the best and the so is the playing style but there are some positives that can be picked going forward.”

The Cranes are joint second with Tanzania on four points in Group F of the ongoing AFCON Qualifiers with Algeria (Home) and Niger (Away) still to go.

Magogo also declared all Technical positions of the other National teams, including the Crested Cranes (Women National team) vacant.



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