After winning his first CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup as head coach, Uganda Cranes tactician Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has dedicated the victory to the reigning Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) president, Moses Magogo and his predecessor, Lawrence Mulindwa.

I want to thank Lawrence Mulindwa for signing me and the current president Moses Magogo for renewing my contract

Uganda now boasts of 14 CECAFA titles having triumphed in the Editions of 1973, 1976, 1977, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2003, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2015.

Micho was hired to coach the Uganda Cranes team under the epoch of Lawrence Mulindwa as FUFA president after he was relieved of his duties as the Rwanda national team coach in 2011.

Uganda perfectly and timely recovered from a dismissal start after losing 2-0 to Kenya in the tournament opener.

The Cranes topped Group B after winning against Burundi and Zanzibar before overcoming Malawi in the quarter finals.

In the semi finals, Micho’s side overcame the host nation, Ethiopia 5-3 following a goalless draw in normal time and the 30 extra added minutes.

In the same vein, Micho also lauded the players, fans, the rest of the technical team members and his pay masters at FUFA for the collective work done.

Throughout the tournament, Micho used different line-ups and all the 20 players registered had a feel of the tournament.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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