Rwanda : Micho to redeem Amavubis pride in two years
Amavubi Serbian head coach Milutin “Micho” Sredojević is confident that he can redeem the image of the national team in two years following a disastrous campaign last month in the 2014 World Cup and 2013 AFCON qualifiers.
Rwanda was denied a place in the third round of AFCON qualifiers after a 2-0 defeat by Nigeria. The setback came at the back of a trashing by Algeria 4-0 and a home draw to Benin (1-1) in WC 2014 qualifiers group H matches.
Micho said, “The two years on my contract are enough to redeem the image of this country. I want to implement a project i gave to my bosses recently,”
‘‘I have a big project and if implemented very well which am sure of, then Rwanda can have good results like in other countries where i have passed,”added Micho, who coached clubs in those three countries.
Sports and Culture Minister Protais Mitali recently confirmed that one of Micho’s major tasks is to facilitate the stepping up of the youngsters into the senior team, and the former SC Villa, Yanga and St. George coach believes he is the right man to do the job.
The 42-year old claims to have 8 players, who grew under his guide in the current Ethiopian team that top Group A of the 2014 WC qualifiers.
Micho thinks he can replicate the same result here in Rwanda in two years time to enable the team compete at the highest level. After two years, the insight is put on AFCON 2015 and the Olympic games in 2016.
“In my project, I expect my team will be at its pick in two years, and be able to deliver good results in 2015 at the AFCON and 2016 in Olympic Games qualifiers,” explained the former Orlando Pirate coach.
Among the key points in Micho’s project is to develop talented players and assist them in search for exposure in European leagues as well as increasing the number of international friendly matches for the national teams outside the CECAFA region to remove fear factor for the Amavubi players.