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xxxxxxxxxxx of Wednesday, 25 January 2017


Ghana on alert as Micho drops hint of Uganda exit

Uganda coach Milutin Sredojevic has given the strongest indication his time in charge of the Cranes might be coming to an end.

The Serbian who made history in Uganda has hinted that he might quit the team after qualifying the team for their first Cup of Nations in 39 years.
The tournament did not go as planned for the Cranes as they suffered two slim defeats at the hands of Ghana and Egypt in the first two games of Group D to become the first team to exit the competition.

And the Serbian is already reflecting on his future.
“I have reached a point where I have taken on a project and I’ve reached the Cup of Nations. Now I need a bit of breathing space,” Sredojevic told RFI.
“We have a last match against Mali and we want to keep our level. After that I shall see whether I will keep the project going or whether I – like in a relay – give it to someone else who can continue.
“The important thing is that we have laid a very strong foundation and in years to come people will benefit.”   The Cranes will take on the Eagles of Mali in the last group game on Wednesday.

Despite the results, the Serbian is confident he has picked up invaluable lessons along the way.
“For me it was an honour, a privilege and a pleasure to compete against head coaches such as Hector Cuper and Avram Grant," added Sredojevic. "It was not easy to compete with them. It was like playing chess - answering one tactic with another.

“For me it has been a learning curve and I am looking forward to being much better. This is an injection of motivation that if I have one team without so-called big players and I‘ve managed to bring them to the same level and sometimes above players under Cuper and Grant, you can imagine what I’m capable of doing one day when big things come.”

Micho took charge of Uganda in 2013 after spending a year and a half with Rwanda.