ZAMBIA national team head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has been offered his work permit by the Government Republic of Zambia.
Micho stated that he is happy to have been given a work permit.
Micho, who has been in the country for over four months, said the permit will allow him to work with ease adding that his goal is to make sure the national team becomes the center of healing after the COVID-19 period.
The government has further promised that his two-year contract will soon be signed.
The Serbian trainer was confirmed as Chipolopolo head coach 3 months ago after he beat off competition from former Mozambique coach and Portugal International Abel Xavier and Ivan Jacky Minnaert of Belgium.
The former Orlando Pirates boss arrived in Africa in 2001 and since then he has won five championships in Uganda, eight in Ethiopia, and one title each in Tanzania, Sudan, and Egypt, which adds up to 16.
His tenure as Uganda head coach was also a big success as Uganda attained their best ever position on the FIFA rankings, 62nd out of the 209 FIFA Member Associations in January 2016.
Micho also guided Uganda after a 38-year-old jinx to qualify for the biggest continental football fiesta – the 2017 African Cup of Nations where they only managed a point as they held Mali to a 1-1 draw.
The 16 trophies Micho has won:
SC Villa Kampala (Uganda) Uganda League Champion x3 (2002, 2003, 2004)
Kakangulu National Cup x1 (2002) Cecafa Club Championship x1 (2003)
Saint George (Ethiopia) Ethiopian League x5 (2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010)
Cecafa Club Championship x1 (2010)
Ethiopian National Cup x1 (2009)
Ethiopian Super Cup x1 (2009)
Young Africans (Tanzania) Tanzanian League x1 (2007)
Al-Hilal (Sudan) Sudan League Champion x1 (2010)
Zamalek (Egypt) Egyptian Cup (2019)