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Micho Signs Two-Year USD25, 000 Deal

Chipolopolo coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has finally put pen-to-paper on his two year contract that was witnessed by Sports Minister Emmanuel Mulenga.

A beaming Mulenga welcomed Micho to Government Complex, six months after the Serbian arrived in Lusaka.

During a signing ceremony attended by FAZ president Andrew Kamanga, his deputy Rix Mweemba and Deputy General Secretary Joseph Chimpampwe and National Sports Council acting Secretary General Raphael Mulenga, Micho expressed delight at finally signing the contract.

“Firstly, I would like to welcome Mr Micho to my Ministry, sir you are most welcome and as government, we will give you the support you need and we will make your work easy,” Mulenga said.

“We will also make sure that we work hand in hand with FAZ in attending to the challenges you are going to face in this country. His Excellency the President of the Republic of Zambia (Edgar Lungu) who is patron of FAZ welcomes you to this nation and believes that you can deliver and can meet the expectation of the people of  Zambia in making sure that the glory which we hard in this nation is retained.”

 

The Minister underscored the government’s expectations of the Serb with his technical bench.

“It is our hope that you will use the privilege of the resumption of football under the new normal of living with the (coronavirus) pandemic to monitor the capabilities of players in the local league and professional players from around the world to assemble strong teams which will deliver to the expectations of this nation at CHAN and qualify to the AFCON as well as the World Cup,” he said.

Micho re-emphasized his seven step technical master plan that has put qualification to the Qatar 2022 at the apex of his targets.

 

He said that with an already well-grounded youth structure that had seen Zambia dominate the region at u17, u20 and local players he would build a strong and competitive Chipolopolo.

“We will be having a set of friendly matches in front of us and we want to go step by step to inject the confidence inside our players to make them aware that every single step they do for the nation and the sacrifice they give in every match will be a step to build the confidence to the CHAN in Cameroon, the Africa Cup of Nations and on the wings of confidence to reach the World Cup,” said the man affectionately dubbed the Serbian Wolf.

 

“If we succeed, it will be all of us. If we fail it will be myself but with the way things have been done before and the way we are doing things in the same spirit to retain Zambian football where it belongs; from the government, FAZ, technical people all over the country and players that are also happy of success, because they want to repeat the success that has been achieved and outmatch it by going to the World Cup for the first time is something that will drive us to the right direction.”

Micho arrived in Zambia on February 3, 2020 and has been without a contract for five months.

FAZ has been paying their USD15, 000 of his USD25, 000 contract as they waited government to commit to paying him.

His technical bench comprises his first assistant Dushan Stojanovic, goalkeeper trainer Miroslav Stojnic and local assistant Oswald Mutapa.

Micho takes over from Belgian Sven Vandenbroeck whose contract was not renewed in March after Zambia failed to qualify to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

23 Comments

  1. Gabriel chusi b

    You have our support coach ,do your best to get us to where we belong in terms of football in Africa, mother Zambia is behind you.

    • Khronic

      And we will qualify for the world cup😊

  2. Makope

    Nice 😊

  3. HervRena.

    I wonder where these allowances will be coming from,with covid19.

  4. Jk

    Thanks be to God finally

  5. Bright Mwaba

    Change even the FA President with Kamanga will go no where as a nation

  6. Asoza

    Congrats coach. Please attend to our defence that collapses when pressurised. Teach them the art of area marking and let them be aware that in defence the most danger comes from the man WITHOUT the ball! See how our defender left Khama Billiat to score the second goal for Zinbabwe in the last match. That is Zambias Achilles heal!!!!

  7. Lethal Weapon

    It takes six months to sign a contract for a coach…embarrassing….Emmanuel be serious…

  8. Sylvey

    Why Oswald is there no one else

  9. King pethias aka sugar boy forever

    Just do your job Sir Mr micho we are going to give you full support don’t worry we are behind you

  10. Jms

    As lethal weapon has said, imagine if those months occurred to him what more to a poor Zambian worker who are employed by private institutions, government is causing all these suffering occurring to private companies.

  11. Malama c

    Micho you are good coach having coached Orlando pirate football club in south Africa

  12. Jeff colby

    Micho you have the experience , let’s hope faz will not let you down.

  13. Newsted Zulu

    We do have best players in Zambia, pliz ba FAZ (Andrew Kamanga, Emmanuel Mulenga) let the coach choose players whom he thinks they can football coz that’s his job DON’T start choosing him players whom u love that’s not yo job.

  14. Newsted Zulu

    We do have best players in Zambia, pliz ba FAZ (Andrew Kamanga, Emmanuel Mulenga) let the coach choose players whom he thinks they can play football coz that’s his job DON’T start choosing him players whom u love that’s not yo job.

  15. Sisie

    Ba Micho mwaya imwe nomba linefye ta mulati mwishibe abena ZAMBIANS

  16. CarryMyBallzBitch

    Micho I believe in you, make sure you deliver

  17. Masturbator

    Satanyoko

  18. AUSTEN

    CommentGood lucky,Micho.

  19. Danilo

    They is covid-19

  20. ALAN

    Wish you all the best coach micho

  21. I NEED TO KNOW

    Which country z he from bamuntu cause assistants jovicjovic

  22. Amos shaliya

    Wishing you all the best Coach Micho

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