Uganda Cranes coach Milutin Sredojevic alias Micho has been convicted of two counts of sexual assault and handed a suspended jail term in the Gqeberha Regional Court, South Africa.
And consequently, the Serbian was Tuesday sentenced to three years imprisonment, which are suspended for five years.
The 52-year-old’s legal team has also been granted leave to appeal the decision.
The case traces back to December 2020 when the former Orlando Pirates gaffer appeared before the New Brighton Magistrates Court on charges of sexual assault.
In a statement, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) noted that a woman was allegedly assaulted on Monday, 7 December in Port Elizabeth during the Cosafa Games where Sredojevic was in charge of the Zambian national team.
“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 read. “He allegedly said no and disclosed that he needed another type of sugar while pointing at her private parts. It is alleged that the lady complained to her boss, who in turn warned Sredojevic not to do it again.
“Later on that day, the lady went to deliver coffee again at the same stadium and this time Sredojevic allegedly touched her buttocks.”
Micho was in charge of Orlando Pirates for over two years.
He registered 38 wins, 26 draws and 16 defeats in 80 matches for a win percentage of 47%.
The Serb however left the club without winning a trophy.