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07.02.2020 Football News

Zambia Appoint Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic As New Head Coach

By Cafonline
Zambia Appoint Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic As New Head Coach
LISTEN FEB 7, 2020

Serbian Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic has been confirmed as the new Zambia coach.

The Serb was unveiled on Monday, 3 February 2020 in Lusaka after agreeing to lead the 2012 Africa champions on a two-year deal.

"Knowing what football means to you all as your second religion, and I am fully aware of the responsibilities that are in front of me and I appreciate the past and all the great stakeholders who have built the brand of Zambian football," Sredojevic said.

“Knowing the responsibilities ahead of me, I come in front of you to become a partial mosaic of Zambian football."

Sredojevic takes over from Belgian Sven Vandenbroeck who left the Zambia post last March following the expiry of his eight-month stint as Chipolopolo coach.

And Micho returns to the bench just two months after he was fired by Egyptian club Zamalek following half a season with the five-time CAF Champions League winners.

This is the ex-Orlando Pirates coach third national team assignment after previously overseeing Rwanda and Uganda.

His first official competitive game will be next month when Zambia plays Botswana in a Total 2021 AFCON Group H qualifier at home and away during the week of March 23-31. The Chipolopolo are rock bottom of Group H on 0 points after two games played while defending Total AFCON champions Algeria lead on maximum 6 points.

Zimbabwe are second with 4 points while Botswana are third on 1 point heading into their Group H doubleheader date against Chipolopolo.