I am here to succeed and not fail- Micho
Zambia national team head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojeviç says he came to Zambia to succeed and not to fail.
Micho was speaking this morning at Government Complex after he finally signed his two-year deal following his unveiling back in February.
“Wherever I have been I have been successful and I have come here to succeed and not fail. The players are hungry for success and that will drive us. I can assure you as an optimist that we are on a performance-based road,” Micho said.
The Serbian gaffer feels the Chipolopolo Boys need to put smiles on faces of Zambian people during this hard time we are living in. The 50-year-old believes the only way to pay back the belief Government and FAZ has shown in him is with good performances.
“I don’t want to talk too much but let the work do the talking and the performances of Chipolopolo bring smiles on faces of Zambia people. we are living in very tough times so we want to be soul healers because we know that the people keep Chipolopolo deep in their hearts. We want to make them happy and proud,” he said.
“This confidence that Government and FAZ have shown in me the only way to pay it back is by achieving results that we all will be proud of,” he added.
Micho has had tremendous success on the continent since his first arrival as a budding coach in 2001. Since then he has won five championships in Uganda, eight in Ethiopia, and one title each in Tanzania, Sudan, and Egypt, which adds up to 16.
His tenure as Uganda head coach was also a big success as Uganda attained their best ever position on the FIFA rankings, 62nd out of the 209 FIFA Member Associations in January 2016.
Micho also guided Uganda after a 38-year-old jinx to qualify for the biggest continental football fiesta – the 2017 African Cup of Nations where they only managed a point as they held Mali to a 1-1 draw.
The 16 trophies Micho has won:
SC Villa Kampala (Uganda) Uganda League Champion x3 (2002, 2003, 2004)
Kakangulu National Cup x1 (2002) Cecafa Club Championship x1 (2003)
Saint George (Ethiopia) Ethiopian League x5 (2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010)
Cecafa Club Championship x1 (2010)
Ethiopian National Cup x1 (2009)
Ethiopian Super Cup x1 (2009)
Young Africans (Tanzania) Tanzanian League x1 (2007)
Al-Hilal (Sudan) Sudan League Champion x1 (2010)
Zamalek (Egypt) Egyptian Cup (2019)
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