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Denis Onyango laments Sredojevic’s departure – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa

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Denis Onyango laments Sredojevic's departure

Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic

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Phumzile Ngcatshe

Tuesday Aug 01, 2017. 11:00


Uganda national team skipper and goalkeeper, Denis Onyango says former coach Milutin Sredojevic’s departure is a big blow.

The Mamelodi Sundowns net minder shares a fond relationship with the Serbian manager, but says losing a father figure is disappointing.

Onyango was handed the skipper’s armband by Sredojevic after former striker Geoffrey Massa announced his retirement early this year.

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The coach left the job as the Cranes coach following the termination of his three-year contract on Saturday over unpaid salaries.

Onyango and the coach share an agent in Ivica Stankovic and they have a relationship going back to 2003.

“Definitely, we have lost a very good coach who has been fantastic for the national team ever since he came back from Rwanda,” Onyango told the Daily Monitor.

“It’s so sad that he has left but I believe he has done a fantastic job. Some of us had never seen or believed that we would go the Africa Cup but he brought back belief.

“We will miss him but at the end of the day, it’s for his own good. He says he has not been paid for six months. He has family to look after and a life to live. It’s understandable he had to.”

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Baroka confirm Zim star Munetsi departure – ABSA Premiership 2017/18

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Baroka confirm Zim star Munetsi departure

Marshall Munetsi of Baroka FC tackled by Thembela Sikhakhane of Orlando Pirates during the Absa Premiership match between Baroka FC and Orlando Pirates at the Loftus Stadium in Pretoria on the 30 November 2016©Samuel Shivambu/Backpagepix

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Austin Ditlhobolo

Monday Jul 31, 2017. 18:00


South African giants Orlando Pirates have decided to recall Zimbabwe international Marshall Munetsi from his loan spell.

The 21-year-old central midfielder spent last season out on loan at Absa Premiership side Baroka FC.

Munetsi enjoyed regular game time at the Limpopo-based outfit – making 26 league appearances for the club – scoring twice in the process.

Pirates, who are based in Johannesburg, have since decided to recall the promising midfielder following his successful loan stint.

Morgan Mammila, the Baroka chief executive officer, confirmed the news on Sunday.

“Yes, it’s true, Munetsi went back to Pirates,” Mammila tells KickOff.com.

Munetsi is set to compete with the likes of Issa Sarr, Thamsanqa Sangweni and Oupa Manyisa in central midfield at Bucs.

Pirates will be hoping to clinch the 2017/18 Absa Premiership title after finishing the 2016/17 season trophless.

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