Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic who has not been paid his wages for the last seven months has revealed his plan B.
Micho guided the Uganda Cranes to a 1-0 win over Comoros to end Uganda’s African Cup of Nations (Afcon) Jinx. Uganda last qualified in Afcon in 1978.
“I am the first coach to qualify a team for Afcon without being paid for months. I am expecting that Uganda show me the respect I have shown to them,” Micho told a daily newspaper.
In a tweet yesterday, Micho’ Sredojevic noted with concern the To-whom-it-will-concern approach when it comes to his remunerations despite the enormous contributions he has made for the national team.
‘‘I know one country you steal trillions from peoples roads and you eat big enjoying life. Another one makes millions happy and proud trough football and you [he] eats nothing’’ Micho tweeted on Tuesday. The tweet earned more than 202 re-tweets
Micho’s revelation coincides with complains from Uganda Cranes players that the promised $10,000 (Ugx.33 million) win allowance per player if they qualify for AFCON 2017.
Federation of Uganda Football Association promised the Cranes players Ugx. 33m each once they qualified for the Afcon 2017 in Gabon. The players say they have been told by some officials that the $10,000 was rather accumulative figure (including the already paid allowances) over the course of the whole qualification campaign and not just for a win allowance for the Comoros game.
In another tweet today, Micho said: ‘‘Because of shameful lies about my duly earned and deserved unpaid salaries I’m forced to take swift legal action while continuing professional job’’
This is not the first time, FUFA has delayed Micho’s payment: In 2013, FUFA admitted that they had unpaid salary arrears of more than four months.