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Micho Parts With Zambia

Former Orlando Pirates coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic and Zambia have parted ways after the defending champions’ disappointing Cosafa Cup.

Zambia failed to make it out of Group A, which was topped by Bafana Bafana, after losing to Lesotho and eSwatini, while collecting just a win against Botswana and a draw with South Africa.

The disappointing Cosafa Cup campaign comes after Zambia already failed to qualify for next year’s AFCON and as a consequence, Zambia and Micho parted ways on mutual terms.

“The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) wishes to announce to its members and stakeholders that it has mutually separated with the senior Men’s National Team Head Coach Milutin ‘Michó’ Sredojevic.
Both parties agreed to mutually separate after a meeting held this morning at Football House,” reads an official statement.

FAZ General Secretary Adrian Kashala added: “FAZ can confirm that it has reached a mutual separation agreement with its senior Men’s National Team coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic. After a meeting between FAZ and the coach, it was agreed that in the interest of progress for both parties they had to separate.”

“I am grateful to the Zambian people, the players, coaches, officials and the fans who supported me in various ways during my stay,” said the coach, who had been in charge since 3 February 2020.

“All the positive experience with Chipolopolo Zambia I will use in my career ahead and would like to wish all the best to Zambia.