Micho Joins Orlando Pirates in South Africa

Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic will soon sign a contract that will see him take over the coaching role at South Africa top Orlando Pirates.

The Serbian-born tactician flew to Adis Ababa aboard Ethiopian Airlines Tuesday morning after he failed to agree with the Federation of Uganda Football Association (Fufa) on payment of his salary arrears amounting to Shs 230m (US$64,000).

Although he has since said he was on holiday in Ethiopia, Micho is expected to fly to South Africa to sign his new contract.

The Tower Post has learnt that Micho’s agent Ivica Stankovic had met with Orlando Pirates chairman Irvin Khoza.

Micho is expected to sign the contract by Saturday before he begins conducting pre-season training next week.

Micho will replace Swedish born coach Kjell Jonevret who could face the axe five months after Orlando Pirates hired him.

Micho won’t be new at Orlando Pirates. He led the team to the CAF Champions League semi-finals in 2006.

The coach took over Uganda Cranes’ top role in 2013. He will be remembered for making Uganda qualify for the 2014 and 2016 Africa Nations Championship; 2017 Afcon as well as winning the 2015 regional Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup.

Charity Mbabazi