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Khaya Ndubane
Digital manager Phakaaathi
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19 Oct 2021
1:25 pm

Former Pirates, Zambia coach Sredojevic found guilty of sexual assault

Khaya Ndubane

The current Uganda national team coach was given a three-year imprisonment.

Former Orlando Pirates head coach Milutin Sredojevic has been found guilty of sexual assault. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Former Orlando and Zambian national team coach Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic was on Tuesday found guilty of two charges of sexual assault by the Gqeberha Regional Court.

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The current Uganda national team coach was given a three-year imprisonment, which are suspended for five years.

It is alleged that on 07 December 2020 during the Cosafa Games in Gqeberha, a 39-year-old woman was delivering coffee at the Wolfson Stadium when she asked Sredojevic if he would need sugar with his coffee.

“He allegedly said no and added that he needed another type of sugar, pointing at her private parts.

“It is alleged she complained about his conduct and her boss warned Sredojević not to do it again.

“Later on that day, the lady again went to deliver coffee at the same stadium and this time Sredojević allegedly touched her inappropriately,” read a statement issued by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in August.

Sredojevic, who was coach of Zambia at the time was arrested and released on R10 000 bail.

Sredojevic has been granted leave to appeal by the Gqeberha Regional Court.

The Serbian coach shockingly resigned as Pirates coach back in 2019, citing personal reasons that prompted him to leave South Africa, only to be announced as Zamalek coach a few days later.

Shortly after his resignation from Pirates, reports emerged that a woman working at a hotel had laid a charge of sexual assault against him.

Sredojevic has broken his silence on Twitter, claiming that some football fans were trying to destroy him.

“Relieved that terrible week threatening to destroy me as human being and hardworking coach serving wholeheartedly Orlando Pirates and South African football with sleepless nights and tireless days is back like, Fish in the water, to football training field to serve Zamalek & Egyptian football (sic),” he said in a tweet.