Coach of the Ugandan national team, Milutin Sredojevic escaped arrest on arrival at the Kotoka International Airport, Accra, on Thursday night following a verbal assault on a flight attendant.
The Serbian who led the Cranes for their 1-1 draw against Ghana in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Kumasi yesterday almost landed in trouble after allegedly hauling insult at an Air Cote D’Ivoire flight attendant who insisted on carrying out her duties.
A senior supervisor at Air D’Ivoire told GNA Sports that “The Ugandan team joined our flight from Abidjan to Accra. As our flight regulations demand, disembarking passengers are supposed to show their boarding pass to the crew before leaving the aircraft.
“As one of our staff tried to carry out the process, some of the members of the team resisted and in an attempt to explain it was procedural, the coach became agitated and began attacking the crew member verbally with unprintable words.
“Such was his rage that the disturbances attracted the pilot who also joined in explaining matters to the coach and his team. Things escalated as the coach appeared more infuriated by the pilot’s effort.
“For over ten minutes, he took us to the cleaners and we were compelled to call in the airport security to arrest the coach but a few people around pleaded for him and we had to let him go eventually.”
FUFA is yet to come out with an official statement on the matter