Soccer governing body FUFA has admitted it owes national coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic money in unpaid salaries but are committed to ensuring all his arrears are cleared. FUFA said it “shares his frustrations over the delay.”
They explained that “during the costly AFCON 2017 qualification campaign, FUFA prioritized all the meager resources at its disposal to facilitate requirements for the success of the team.”
Micho has in the past three days complained on social media about delayed payment.
He led Uganda Cranes to their first qualification to the African Nations Cup finals since 1978, when they beat Comoros on Sunday.
FULL FUFA STATEMENT:
The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) would like to respond to reports about the Uganda Cranes head coach, Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic’s unpaid dues by stating the following:
- FUFA greatly appreciates and recognises the immense contribution and extra efforts of our 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.
- 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 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.
- Finally, details of the ongoing contract between FUFA and Cranes coach remain confidential.
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