The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has parted ways with Chipolopolo Head Coach Milutin ‘Michó’ Sredojevic.
FAZ General Secretary Adrian Kashala announced the development in a press statement issued by Communications Manager Sydney Mungala to the media in Lusaka on Saturday.
Kashala said FAZ and Micho had agreed to mutually separate after a meeting held on Saturday at Football House.
“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,” says FAZ General Secretary Adrian Kashala.
Kashala said FAZ has thanked Micho for having trained and managed Chipolopolo from February 3, 2020, when he was hired and wished him well in his next assignment.
Micho also thanked FAZ and the people of Zambia for having supported him during his stay.
“I am grateful to the Zambian people, the players, coaches, officials and the fans who supported me in various ways during my stay. All the positive experience with Chipolopolo Zambia I will use in my career ahead and would like to wish all the best to Zambia,” said Micho.
Kashala said FAZ will in the next few days announce the way forward on who succeeds Micho.
The Serbian recently endured a torrid time at the helm of Chipolopolo after overseeing the team’s dismal performance at the 2021 Cosafa Cup where Zambia was thrashed and humiliated by football minnows Lesotho and Eswatini, before registering a win and draw against Botswana and South Africa, despite being on a $25,000.00 monthly pay.
Zambia begins her campaign for qualification to the 2022 Qatar World Cup, in September in group B alongside Tunisia, Equatorial Guinea and Mauritania.