Lack of contract unsettles coach Micho

By Staff Reporter

The national team trainer Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic is getting frustrated at the fact that he has not signed a contract despite being unveiled and already working ahead of crucial assignments coming up.

Ministry of Sports Permanent Secretary Joe Kapembwa has revealed that the ministry was still having a thought on national team coach Micho’s proposed two-year contract, a month after his unveiling.

“His (Micho’s) contract is still under consideration. We are looking into the matter and we have been talking with FAZ,” said Kapembwa

The 50-year-old Serbian is now said to be growing impatient at the hesitation on having his contract finalized and has since threatened to quit should he remain uncontracted in the run up to the Chipolopolo’s crucial 2021 AFCON back-to-back qualifiers against Botswana on March 26 and 30 respectively.

FAZ vice-president Rix Mweemba last week aired his concerns at the hesitation in having the former Uganda boss’ contract finalized by the state and predicted complications in the near future should the situation remain unchanged.

Meanwhile, Micho completed a four-day training camp for local players on Wednesday in Lusaka as he prepares to name his 30-man provisional squad for the 2020 CHAN tournament set for April.