By Spy Uganda
Uganda Cranes Coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has been found guilty of sexual assault by the South African New Law Court in Gqeberha.
Sredojevic was accused of sexually assaulting a 39-year-old woman during the 2020 COSAFA Cup tournament which was held in the Eastern Cape.
At the time, Sredojevic was the head coach of the Zambian senior national team – and this was a year after he had left Pirates for Zamalek.
According to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), the sexual assault happened at Wolfson Stadium when the woman delivered coffee to Sredojevic and his colleagues.
Upon delivering coffee, the victim allegedly asked Sredojevic 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 Sredojevic and warned him not to do it again.
However, Sredojevic 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.
Sredojevic was then arrested and released on South African R10 000 bail.
Sredojevic had been in and out of the court, and on Tuesday, he was found guilty and subsequently slapped with a suspended five-year sentence. What this means is that Sredojevic should NOT be found guilty of a similar offence in the next five years – and should this be the case, he will be arrested with immediate effect.