Serbian coach Milutin Micho Sredojevic has won his first CECAFA Senior Challenge title after guiding Uganda to glory in the final against Rwanda staged at the Addis Ababa Stadium on Saturday 5 December.
Uganda beat Rwanda 1 – 0 in the final and in his post match comments, the coach was more thankful to the people of Uganda and the federation for giving him the chance. He thanked the federation as well for extending his contract.
His focus is now set on the 2018 World Cup and the 2017 African Cup of Nations. His team is the only one from the region that will be taking part in the final round of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers and they lead their group in the 2017 AFCON qualifiers.
“I have strong feelings about Rwanda; I have respect for Rwandans and Rwanda football but I want to dedicate this win to the people of Uganda and the federation. I want to say thanks to Mr. Lawrence Mulindwa who brought me to Uganda and to FUFA who have extended my contract to three more years.
“We are the only team from this region that qualified for the 2018 World Cup qualifier and we are leading in our group of the 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifiers and now we have won the CECAFA tournament with our development side. I feel very proud of them and I also want to thank the supporters back home,” he said.
The coach has been around the CECAFA region for over seven years and is proud to add the CECAFA title to his list of accolades, though he says it was not easy against his former team.
“I have won my first CECAFA title as a coach and I am very happy to add this trophy to my accolades.
“I am happy with everything but it was not easy against Rwanda but we matched them in all area and managed to get the goal that won the match,” he added.