Former Zambia National Team Coach, Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic has been slammed a three-year jail sentence and suspended for five years for charges of sexual assault.
“The Port Elizabeth regional court in South Africa found former Zambian national football team coach, Milutin Sredojevic, …guilty of two counts of sexual assault,” a statement from National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) read.
The 52-year-old Serbian serving currently as head coach of the Cranes of Uganda, was suspended on Tuesday by a Court in South Africa for sexual assault crimes committed last year while he was head coach of Zambian National team.
The incident happened during a regional tournament in the South African city of Gqeberha in December 2020. According to the statement released earlier on Tuesday by the NPA, the sexual assault happened when a 39-year-old woman was serving coffee to Coach Micho and his colleagues at the 2020 Cosafa Cup.
“Upon delivering coffee, the victim allegedly asked Micho if he wanted sugar with his coffee but the Serbian mentor said no, before allegedly saying he wanted ‘another type of sugar’ while pointing at the woman’s private parts.
“The said woman then laid a complaint to her boss who, in turn, reprimanded Micho and warned him not to do it again. However, Micho allegedly went further later that day, touching the same woman inappropriately – and that’s when the case of sexual assault was opened against the now Uganda head coach,” The Daily Monitor reported.
Micho was the arrested and released on a R10, 000, estimated to be Shs2.5m bail. He has been on trial on several occasions and was officially found guilty for sexual assault. He will be serving a three-year jail term.
Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic is the current head coach of Uganda Cranes after mutually terminating his contract with the Chipolopolos Zambia.