Serbian Coach Mitcho Sredojevich has been sacked by the Federation of Rwanda Football Associations (FERWAFA). This is barely one year and five months after being appointed as the head coach of the Rwanda national team Amavubi.

“Today 16th, April 2013, Rwanda football federation decided to terminate the contract they had with MICHO for working and coaching national team AMAVUBI because he has failed to get good results during his stint with the team and it’s done legally”, read a notice from the Rwanda FA on the official website.

The sack comes 24 hours after the Ferwafa General Secretary Micheal Gasingwa told the press that the FA was set to launch an investigation into allegations that Mitcho was linked to Uganda Cranes vacant job.

“I think Mitcho 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 check up and instead went somewhere else, then we will investigate that,” he was quoted saying.

The Daily Monitor reported on Tuesday that the former SC Villa Coach would consider taking up the Cranes job.

“The prospect interests him and he sees Uganda as a brilliant avenue to continue improving,” a very trusted and close source to the 43-year-old, who requested not to be named because of the sensitivity of the matter, disclosed to us. 

“Micho is so passionate about youth structures and wants to work on a big project that will build players for not only taking Uganda to Africa Cup as a one-off but to stay there.

“He knows the talent in Uganda is unrivalled in the region and wants to help it. He is a results man and works well with clubs even as a national team coach”, quoted the Daily Monitor.

Nevertheless, the signs for the termination of Micho’s contract were ripe after Gasingwa confirmed to the local press on Tuesday that the Serbian would be judged by results pointing at some of the hurdles he has failed.

“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 according to the Times of Rwanda.

Efforts to talk to Mitcho were futile as his phones were off with reports that he is Turkey.

A brief look at Micho’s career with Amavubi:

Micho took over from Ghanaian Sellas Tetteh in 2011 and got his Amavubi career off to a bright start, winning four of his first five matches, but things took a drastic turn – with defeat after defeat.

The downward spiral started with the 2013 Nations Cup qualifier against Nigeria in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, before disappointing results during three warm-up matches ahead of the 2014 Fifa World Cup qualifiers against Algeria and Benin.

The friends were against Libya (2-1 defeat), Tunisia (5-1 defeat) and Chad (one-all draw). That was followed by a 4-0 walloping at the hands of Algeria in their first 2014 Fifa World Cup qualifier.

Later, Micho saw Amavubi scrape a 1-1 draw against Benin in Kigali, before going on to lose 2-1 to Mali, also on their home turf, in their faltering World Cup campaign.

Now, the national team has a solitary point from three World Cup qualifying matches.

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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