Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic lifted by fans at the Namboole stadium. Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AMINAH BABIRYE

Former Uganda Cranes coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has urged his “fellow” countrymen not to give up as yet, following their 1-0 loss to Egypt in the World Cup qualifiers in Alexandria on Tuesday.

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[/media-credit] Micho talking to Basena and Kajoba at Namboole Stadium then before quitting

Uganda was unbeaten in the competition until their second leg against Egypt. Moses Basena’s side had clinched a 1-0 victory at Namboole to take over Group E leadership.

Liverpool forward Mohammed Salah scored the priceless goal on the night, just after 6 minutes to create the difference as Hector Cuper’s side returned to the summit of the group with two matches left. 

[/media-credit] Hassan Wasswa battles during Egypt vs Uganda. Credit: Photo Credits: King Fut

Micho requested “his” Ugandans to push for victories against Ghana (at home) and Congo (away) to realise the much sought dream of making the finals in Russia, a journey he started with now interim coach Moses Basena and Fred Kajoba.

“Up your head my Ugandans we did our best but unfortunately it was not enough. Situation is under control let’s beat Ghana, Congo than go to WC..[Sic],” he wrote on his social media page.

Micho terminated his employment contract with FUFA on Saturday, 29thJuly 2017 citing non payment of salaries to the tune of $54,000. He has since started his tenure at Orlando Pirates – a second stint after his appointment on 14th June 2006 replacing Kosta Papic then.

[/media-credit] Action from Egypt vs Uganda Credit: Photo Credits: King Fut

The Serbian guided Pirates to the semi-finals of the African Champions League in 2006.

Deputy Editor at Kawowo Sports. He is an aspiring Sport Psychologist.

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