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Magogo targets 2026 World Cup upon Micho’s unveiling

Federation's major objective is to qualify the national team to the 2026 World cup and called upon the soccer fraternity to be patient with the new Cranes coach

DAVID GOMBE 

The Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) has officially unveiled Serbian Milutin Micho Sredejovic as the new Uganda Cranes coach

The Serbian who left Uganda in 2017, was confirmed as the new man in charge on July 27 2021.

Micho touched down in the country on Monday before unveiling on Tuesday at FUFA house by Federation President Moses Magogo.

The Serbian replaces Jonathan Mckinstry on a three year renewable contract effective 1st August, 2021.

Magogo revealed that the hardest job of a Federation President is looking for a national team head coach

“The hardest job of a Federation President is finding a national team head coach.

“When Micho left many thought he left a bitter relationship but this is FUFA we keep our relationships well.”

“We now have a better person than the one who left and finds a Federation better than the one he left.”

Magogo also stated that the Federation’s major objective is to qualify the national team to the 2026 World cup and called upon the soccer fraternity to be patient with the new Cranes coach

“Our objective is to qualify a team to the World Cup in 2026. We need to be patient with the coach since we are in a transition were many of our players have left the national team.”

Its however our objective to find new pillars of the game. We need to create a new desire in our players.”

Livingston Mbabazi will be his assistant, Fred Kajoba is the goalkeeper coach, Geoffrey Massa as the Manager, Ivan Ssewanyana has also been named as a physiotherapist.

Frank Plaine formerly at Orlando Pirates will be the director of performance and the Video Analyst is Addis Worku (Ethiopia).

He left Uganda in 2017 and has since coached at Orlando Pirates, Zamalek and the Zambian Chipolopolo national side in a space of four years

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