Monday Feb 03, 2020. 17:00
Milutin Sredojević has been unveiled as the new head coach of the Zambia national football team.
The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) announced the appointment in Lusaka on Monday following weeks of speculation. He has signed a reported two-year deal.
Sredojević takes over the reins from Mumamba Numba who was appointed as caretaker coach following the departure of Sven Vandenbroeck, who left his post after failing in his objective to lead Zambia to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations hosted in Egypt.
‘Micho’ – as he is fondly referred to – last served as the head coach of Zamalek. The 50-year-old left Orlando Pirates for Egypt in August, but lasted a mere four months before receiving the sack at a club notorious for pulling the trigger.
Sredojević duly returns to national team coaching having previously coached Rwanda and most notably Uganda where he achieved great success.
FAZ will be hoping that he can achieve similar success in leading Chipolopolo back to the summit of African football.