Social media and even mainstream media has been awash with ‘Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic resigns as Cranes coach’ stories making rounds over the weekend. This came after a comment made by the Serbian tactician following the 5-1 drabbing of S.Sudan in a CHAN qualifier played at the KCCA grounds in Lugogo on Saturday 22nd July.
Sources say the close meeting which was held this morning at FUFA headquarters involved a high profile delegation from the federation as well as Micho and his representatives on the other side. It is reported the meeting lasted over 3 hours and high on the agenda was the future of the manager who returned Uganda to The Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) after a 39 year wait.
In the meeting was FUFA president Moses Magogo, his vice presidents Justus Mugisha and Darius Mugoye as well as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Edgar Watson with media and the rest of the public including staff at the headquarters locked out only to later release a statement that said the discussions were constructive.
“The meeting between the two parties held constructive discussions. Also included in the discussion were the technical aspects of the just concluded 2018 CHAN qualifier match played between Uganda Cranes and South Sudan,”
The genesis of the whole saga being a Micho’s statement after the game against South Sudan in which he promised to ‘make an announcement in the next 48 hours’ with reports indication he was not happy with the federation over unpaid salaries for about four months accruing to $ 40.000.
“This country has treated me in some of the most unfair ways,” He was quoted as saying on Saturday.
“In the next 48 hours or less, I will call a press conference to thank everyone and explain everything. After that, I will not say anything more on the matter.” He added.
Consequently there were reports that followed linking the former Sports Club Villa manager to a lucrative move to South Africa’s Orlando Pirates or another undisclosed club in Lybia.
For now, it is a cagey affair but we will bring you more details as they unfold.