Coach Sredojevic says football can be a comforter during the coronavirus era

By Beng Emmanuel

Sports Writer,

Football within the Coronavirus era has been described by Zambia coach, Milutin Sredojevic [Micho] as the sweet honey in bitterness of life, as the sport discipline remains a driving force for unity, consolation and comfort, he told

In March 2020, major sporting competitions across the globe were paralysed with some events canceled or rescheduled due to the pandemic, which has claimed the lives of over 500000 people across the globe.

Africa has recorded a significant number of confirmed cases and over 11000 deaths.

In the continet for instance, the 2019 African Nations Championship,and the 2021 Nations Cup were postponed while the Women’s AFCON was called off.

Various Leagues on the continent were forced to reschedule their calendar. Others were obliged to abruptly end their domestic championships with no champions and continental representatives proclaimed.

However, there’s been much improvement as some of Africa’s domestic leagues have laid down mechanisms of restarting despite the health crises. Some European League’s set the ball by resuming in May.

Hard to imagine football without fans on the pitch. But it’s more difficult to picture a year, if not a lifetime without football action on the turf. Obviously,one of the greatest source of grieve inflected by the Coronavirus has been the absence of discipline from the stadia and on the screens. Now that it’s back, there’s much to hope for especially from die heart fans who, despite the new mode of life have become more enthusiastic to see their respective Clubs excel even without a push from them.

Zambia’s head coach, Milutin Sredojevic in a recent interview on has described football as a major source for comfort and assurance within this period.

The 50-year-old gaffer told in an interview, he is saddened about the tradegy caused by the Covid-19 but has remained optimistic the is light at the end of the tunnel.

“Under the circumstances were humanity is facing huge challenges,it is a test of character for all of us”

“But under normal circumstances were many people are sick,many people have lost their lives,many people are sick,many people are losing their jobs,and the economic situation is not perfect,that we find the way and be messengers of good news, providing football sweet honey in bitterness of life in the Coronavirus era”

Milutin Sredojevic was named Zambia head coach this year.

The three time Uganda Premier League winner with Villa Sport club is not indifferent to many sport Stakeholders on the continent who have continued to pray nomalcy returns with the pandemic giving way to brighter days.

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