With Micho we will move a step ahead –Phiri

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Polokwane City midfielder Salulani Phiri believes the appointment of Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic is a step forward for the Zambian national team.

Sredojevic agreed to a two-year-deal with the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) who have been looking for a full-time coach since Sven Vandenbroeck’s contract came to an end in March 2019 last and it was not renewed.

Phiri who made his debut for Zambia in 2012 says the presence of the 50-year-old will bring a huge difference to the young Chipolopolo squad.

“In Zambia we have a young team now and I think with him (Milutin Sredojevic) we are going to move a step ahead, “Phiri told FARPost.

“You can see from social media platforms that when he was appointed as coach everyone in Zambia was happy and sure that Micho is going to results, “added Phiri.

This will be a 3rd national team in Africa Sredojevic coaches under being in charge of Rwanda and Uganda.

In 2017, he led Uganda’s Cranes to a first Nations Cup finals in 39 years.

Zambia made a poor start to the 2021 AFCON qualifiers losing 5-0 in Algeria and then 2-1 at home to Zimbabwe and sit bottom of Group H.

By Ofhani Munyai

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