The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has bowed to social media pressure and agreed to clear Uganda Cranes head coach, Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic’s unpaid dues.
FUFA said in a statement that it greatly appreciates and recognises the immense contribution and extra efforts of the national team coach in helping Uganda qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in 38 years.
“FUFA indeed owes Milutin Sredojevic unpaid salaries and shares his frustrations over the delay,” reads the statement.
During the costly AFCON 2017 qualification campaign, FUFA prioritised all the meagre resources at its disposal to facilitate requirements for the success of the team and campaign.
“In preparation for the final group D but key match against Comoros, over the last 2 months alone, coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has been paid three times and received all his bonus and allowances entitlements for the AFCON 2017 campaign just like the rest of the team members.”
FUFA said it is committed to ensuring all his salary arrears are cleared and we are confident this will be handled.
Coach Micho’s unpaid dues are currently FUFA’s number one priority and the federation is doing everything in its means to raise the funds needed to clear the outstanding amount, the federation said.
FUFA and Micho have held meetings in regard to this matter.
“Finally, details of the ongoing contract between FUFA and Cranes coach remain confidential.”