Ghana now Stronger Despite Loss

Though trusted sources within Fufa say Micho Sredojevic has been offered a three-year extension to continue as Cranes coach and accepted it, visit this FA CEO Edgar Watson has at Fufa press conference today refused to deny or confirm the development.

“We (Fufa) have not had just one or two meeting with coach Micho after the Saturday game but have been meeting so many times. It’s a routine that the national team coach meets with the federation and the technical committee to discuss the way forward, visit this ” Watson said on being quizzed by journalists whether Fufa had in a secret meeting handed the under-fire tactician a new contract.

“All I can tell you is we expect the coach to do his duty diligently because he is still under contract but in case of any developments we shall call a press conference and inform all Ugandans.

“That is our official statement and its upto to you the press to change or believe it.

The Serbian who replaced Bobby Williamson in May, 2013 could not confirm was tabled or signed  but insists the news of him leaving is not true. “It is true Al-Hilal have been interested in signing me, but I am still Uganda coach,” said Micho.

Fufa CEO Edgar Watson (L) alongside President Moses Magogo and spokesperson Ahmed Hussein address journalists in Mengo today.
Fufa CEO Edgar Watson (L) alongside President Moses Magogo and spokesperson Ahmed Hussein address journalists in Mengo today.

Interestingly on Saturday night Al Hilal announced the appointment of Sredojevic as their new Head Coach. “Serbian coach Milutin Sredojevic ‘Micho’ has been appointed new manager of the club,” said a statement released by the Club.

Mr Watson also confirmed that Fufa had written to the Sudan FA registering displeasure at reports of Hilal purportedly signing their contracted coach who’s current contract expires in less than two months.

Uganda media has been awash with news that Micho would instead be sacked after Uganda Kobs were eliminated 1-4 on penalties by Mozambique in the All Africa qualifiers last Saturday but with Fufa’s hazy stand, the Serb is now believed to have been awarded with a new lucrative contract to fade away Sudan Premier League side Al Hilal’s quest for his services.


Since taking over as Uganda Cranes coach in April 2013, Sredojevic took the team to the 2014 Africa Nations Cup in South Africa and got close to qualifying the team to the 2014 World Cup and the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon).
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In that rejoinder, Heineken Uganda PRO Steven Baryevuga has revealed the beer giants are now putting more emphasis on immersion training amongst its workforce as a way of motivating employees and improving on excellence training given the stiff competition in the market.

It is not uncommon for top performing employees in any company to be selected for training at company headquarters for a few days or weeks. However, Heineken is taking employee training to new levels as they are sending over 7 top performing commercial team members from the Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania markets respectively to Lagos, Nigeria for six months to participate in full immersion training in Africa’s most populous country.

The brewer’s main headquarter sits at Amsterdam in Netherlands but the training will take place in Nigeria as it is not only home to Heineken’s biggest operation in Africa but it is amongst the leading Operating Companies of Heineken worldwide. In particular, Nigeria is a source of various commercial best practices that are relevant to East African markets.

According to Heineken East Africa General Manager, Mr. Uche Unigwe, this type of immersion training is critical to embedding One Heineken operating framework in East Africa which enables Heineken to deliver a world-class experience to their loyal consumers consistently.

The immersion training will become a part of standard operating procedure for Heineken East Africa moving forward in which another set of employees will be selected every six months and sent to Lagos.

While in Lagos, the commercial teams will manage key accounts as well as trade activations throughout Nigeria where the local operations have pioneered perfect execution. Additionally, it will allow the East

African commercial team to monitor external business practices and set organisational benchmarks against the best, within and beyond the Heineken organisation.

“Realistically we can only expect our people to deliver at a world class level if they have actually seen and worked in such an environment.  By sending our team to Lagos for six months they will return to East Africa with a broader vision as to not only what is expected but also what is possible and this enhanced point of view will ultimately benefit our partners, outlets, and our consumers” added Mr. Uche Unigwe.

According to Nathan Akandwanaho from Heineken Uganda he had never imagined this high level of training when he joined Heineken 3 years ago. “I am very thankful and optimistic about this opportunity not only to enhance my personal sales skills but also to use what I learn in Nigeria to better serve my home market Uganda” said Nathan further stating, “I think one of the great aspects about working with Heineken is that the constant pursuit of excellence propels us to be better masters of our craft.”
Asamoah Gyan says the penalty shoot-out loss to Ivory Coast on Sunday will make them stronger.

It was in the final of the 2015 Afcon in Bata when the Elephants triumphed 9-8 in a frenetic shootout.

“We had the chance to win tonight but that’s football, side effects ” the striker added. The Black Stars held the star-studded Elephants side to a 0-0 draw after extra-time. But Ghana allowed a winning position to slip by after Ivory Coast missed their first two spot-kicks. After 22 kicks, mind Ivory Coast recovered to win 9-8 and lift their second African title. “We apologise for that. “I’m very sad but I cannot fault our performance. We have young players who are very good, so we hope that we can come back stronger.

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