ZAMBIA: Micho’s contract delay worries Nyirenda


Ex-Chipolopolo Zambia coach Wedson Nyirenda is concerned over speculation that his successor Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic is working without contract.

‘Micho’, who is the former Orlando Pirates head coach was unveiled in February as the new Zambia coach but reports suggest paperwork regarding his contract is still stuck at the Ministry of Sport who are supposed to guarantee his salary.

“When you are in a foreign land, the first thing is you want to feel secure and at home, you want to learn the language and culture but then you start encountering problems which look like you are not welcome,” Nyirenda said.

“A coach needs to have a free mind at all times. We have read here and there that the coach has not signed a contract and if that is true, then it is very unfortunate.

“We have some crucial games coming our way so if we are serious, we should clear things as soon as possible so the man can work with a free mind.”

Sredojevic’s first competitive match in a 2021 AFCON Group H qualifier against Botswana that had been scheduled for March 26 is now on hold after CAF postponed all fixtures due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Furthermore, Micho’s pre-2020 CHAN tournament plans too are on pause after CAF also postponed the competition on March 17 that was scheduled for April in Cameroon due to the Coronavirus.

Kalumiana Kalumiana,

FARPost’s Zambia Correspondent

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