Nigeria making overtures at Uganda coach

Micho Sredojevic

Following a disappointing outing at the African Nations Championships (CHAN) that culminated in head coach Sunday Oliseh being shown the door, it has emerged that the Uganda Cranes coach Milutin Micho Sredojevic is being eyed as a replacement.

The Serbian coach has been largely successful in the region and is a much traveled coach in Africa having also worked in South Africa, Tanzania and Rwanda.

He says the Nigerian FA head, Pinnick Amaju had talks with the Federation of Ugandan Football Associations (FUFA) head Eng. Moses Magogo, enquiring about the Serb.

Micho is however coy on whether he will be open to a move to West Africa should a deal materialize and he adds that his concentration at the moment is on qualifying for the 2017 African Cup of Nations.

“I cannot comment much on it but what I can confirm is that Pinnick had a talk with Engineer Magogo during the FIFA Congress concerning my availability. All I can say is that I am a professional coach and currently under contract with FUFA.

I am putting all my energies at ensuring that we qualify for the AFCON tournament in Gabon next year. We have two crucial ties against Burkina Faso coming up and all the focus is on them,” he said.