Mulitin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has stepped away from his post as Uganda Cranes Coach citing breach of contract by his employers.
His first match in charge came away in a friendly against Libya and his final one was a 5-1 demolition of South Sudan in the CHAN 2018 qualifiers at Lugogo.
The announcement which most Ugandan fans knew had to come eventually following events in the past 14 days is no shock to most.
Micho led Uganda Cranes to one CECAFA Challenge Cup title, 2 CHAN final appearances and also ended the 39 year wait for Cranes Afcon appearance by guiding Uganda to the finals in Gabon 2017.
Whoever does assume the position moving forward will have huge shoes to fill. Uganda became a powerhouse during Micho’s stay, and the new coach will be asked to keep the country on that level. Anything less won’t be acceptable after what Micho accomplished.
As you’d expect, there was an immediate, massive Twitter and Facebook reaction to the news. Let’s check out some of the comments on social media.
New Kyadondo East Member of Parliament, Hon: Robert Kyagulanyi described him as ‘beloved’ and termed the reasons for his resignation as an embarrassment.
The resignation of Our beloved @UgandaCranes coach Micho over unpaid arrears is such an embarrassment to Uganda as a nation!
— BOBI WINE (@HEBobiwine) July 30, 2017
With a double header against Egypt coming later next month in the FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers, one fan in Egypt celebrated Micho’s departure describing him as an obstacle.
@michocoach ,You are a great coach and you have Charisma.
All Egyptians were saying that you are only obstacle to qualify for the world cup.
— Ebrahem (@Ebrahem_2000) July 28, 2017
Uganda Cranes fan, Tabaruka couldn’t believe why Micho was being fought in regards to the events describing him as a leading scout of talent.
— Arans (@AransMC1) July 28, 2017
KCCA attacking midfielder, Vincent Kayizzi one of the many players that played under the Serbian admitted on Facebook everyone will miss him not only for his football knowledge but his jokes and Serbian accent.
Who won’t miss him! It might be, about his English(Serbian accent), jokes(minister of speed and accuracy) and the knowledge he had about almost each Ugandan ft ball player, you left a mark! All the best to your next destnnnñ. #UgandanBrate!
Daily Monitor journalist, Andrew Mwanguhya thanked the former SC Villa tactician for always being available when needed professionally and also for the memories.
Thank you for the memories my friend @michocoach, & for always being there when I needed you professionally. Gd luck in your new endeavours
— Andrew Mwanguhya (@TheLoveDre) July 29, 2017
Henry Kalungi, Charlotte Independence defender didnt play enough under Micho but that mattered less, he went to his Facebook and appreciated the gaffer for the job well done.
I want to thank Coach Micho for all he did for me, Uganda Cranes and our country.May the good lord Bless you and wishing you only the best.God bless.#ForGodAndMyCountry Edgar Kazibwe
When Bobby Williamson left Uganda Cranes, he was appointed Gor Mahia tactician and later assumed the role of Harambee Stars, Kenyan sports journalists James Wokabi now thinks same should be done by FKF getting Micho.
Micho has left Uganda Cranes. Time for FKF to make a bold move and appoint the Serbian.Over to you football honchos.
— James Wokabi (@JWokabi) July 29, 2017
Capital FM and Kwese Free Sports TV journalist Brian Tuka was among the big critiques of the ‘Serbian Wolf’ but couldn’t forget to thank him for guiding the team to Afcon after 39 years.
— Brian Tuka (@briantuka7) July 29, 2017