Micho linked to Uganda Cranes job

Rwanda Football Federation is set to launch investigations into claims that Amavubi Stars head coach Milutin Sredojovic Micho is seeking the Uganda Cranes job.
Rwanda's coach Micho, who still has seven monthsto complete his contract, has been linked to the  vacant Uganda Cranes job.  Inset, Micheal Gasingwa. The New Times / T. Kisambira.
Rwanda's coach Micho, who still has seven monthsto complete his contract, has been linked to the vacant Uganda Cranes job. Inset, Micheal Gasingwa. The New Times / T. Kisambira.

Rwanda Football Federation is set to launch investigations into claims that Amavubi Stars head coach Milutin Sredojovic Micho is seeking the Uganda Cranes job.

The Serbian is reported to be on medical leave in Istanbul, Turkey but on the other hand, Ugandan media reported this week that he has applied for the vacant Cranes job after Ugandan football federation (FUFA) sacked their Scottish coach Bobby Williamson a fortnight ago.

Speaking to local press, Secretary General Michel Gasingwa said that they are going to launch an investigation to find out whether Micho lied about his leave request and headed to Kampala to negotiate for the Cranes job.

“I think Micho has the right to travel anywhere and can even negotiate with other football associations, provided he finishes his contractual obligations with Amavubi,” Gasingwa said.

“However, if he lied to us that he was going for a medical checkup and instead went somewhere else, then we will investigate that,” he was quoted saying.

He further added that Micho, who has seven months to the end of his two-year contract, will be judged by results.

“Amavubi have not won the Cecafa cup in two attempts, have not qualified for the African Nations Cup and will not qualify for the World Cup judging by the current results, so even a young child can assess his (Micho) performance,” said the former CAF/FIFA referee.

Micho is allegedly considering taking up the Cranes job if offered the opportunity. The former SC Villa tactician last week denied he held any talks with Fufa officials while on a private visit in Kampala seven days earlier but the latest reports suggest the Serbian is seriously interested.

In Uganda, he is recognised for having prepared a number of ex-Villa players for professional football including Nestroy Kizito, Posnet Omony, Phillip Ssozi, Timothy Batabaire and Dennis Onyango, who formed the backbone of Cranes in the last decade.

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