Former Orlando Pirates coach Sredojevic appears in New Brighton Regional Court

Former Orlando Pirates head coach Milutin Sredojevic was back in South Africa on Thursday as he appeared in New Brighton Regional Court in Port Elizabeth.

The 51-year-old tactician, who currently heads the Zambia national team, has appeared on charges of sexual assault.

According to South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), the case has been postponed for trial from May 25-26, 2021 at the New Law Court, Magistrate’s Court in Port Elizabeth.

The Serbian mentor’s bond of R10,000 has been extended. The NPA issued the following statement on Thursday:

“Zambia national football team coach Milutin Sredojevic (51) briefly appeared in New Brighton Regional Court for sexual assault earlier this morning,” the statement said.

“His case has been postponed for trial on May 25 and 26, 2021 at the New Law Court. His bond of R10,000 has been extended.

“It is alleged that on Monday, December 7, during the Cosafa Games in Port Elizabeth, a 39-year-old woman was delivering coffee to Wolfson Stadium when she asked Sredojevic if he would need sugar with her coffee.”

“He reportedly said no and added that he needed a different kind of sugar, pointing to her private parts. It is alleged that she complained about his conduct and her boss warned Sredojevic not to do it again. . “

“Later that day the lady again went to deliver coffee to the same stadium and this time Sredojevic allegedly touched her buttocks.”

Sredojevic had two spells as the Pirates’ head coach and he guided the Buccaneers to second consecutive PSL places during his second stint with the club between 2017 and 2019.

The Prokuplje-born mentor left Bucs before the start of the 2019/20 season when he joined Zamalek in August 2019, but was fired by the Egyptian giants in December 2019.

He was appointed head coach of Zambia in February 2020.

Elna M. Lemons