Zambia national team coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic was on Friday charged with sexual assault following an incident involving a waitress in the South African coastal city of Port Elizabeth.
South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) confirmed the 51-year-old had appeared in a magistrate’s court after an incident on Monday.
NPA spokeswoman Anelisa Ngcakani confirmed that Sredojevic has not yet been asked to enter a plea. He is free on R10,000 bail and would appear back in court on Feb. 25.
Serbian national Sredojevic has formerly been in charge of the Uganda Cranes, which he led to the Africa Cup of Nations finals in 2017, their first appearance at the continental showpiece competition in 39 years, as well as leading clubs Orlando Pirates from South Africa and Zamalek of Egypt. The Serbian has as well coached Uganda Premier League record winners SC Villa before.
It is alleged that on Monday December 7 during the Cosafa Games in Port Elizabeth, a 39-year-old woman was delivering coffee at the Wolfson Stadium when she asked Sredojevic if he would need sugar with his coffee. It’s however said that the Serbian said no and instead told the woman that he needed another type of sugar while pointing at her private parts.
It is also alleged that the lady complained to her boss who in turn warned Sredojevic not to do it again.
However, reports say Micho did not heed to the warning. It’s alleged that later in the day the lady went to deliver coffee again at same stadium and this time round Mr Sredojevic touched her buttocks.