Pirates were eliminated from the competition following a 2-1 defeat in their final Group B encounter in Conakry last Saturday, when they needed victory to progress to the quarterfinals.
The Bucs dominated the first half but just couldn’t seem to capitalise on their opportunities in front of goal, before the home side eventually took a quick two-goal lead in the second half that left them reeling and only managing a consolation goal late on.
But Sredojevic, who has extensively travelled the length and breadth of the African continent for nearly two decades, was bemused by one particular incident that could perhaps explain Horoya’s eventual victory.
“I rarely comment on this, and in the last 19 years I have seen so many things in football but to see a situation like this, where someone comes behind our striker and puts some liquid on him, it means you Guineans have taught us a new lesson in African football,” said Micho.
“I have seen so many things; I have been present in the biggest match in African football in five-and-a-half years, which was between Uganda and Rwanda, where those exact things had worked five-and-a-half hours [before] the match.
“But for this to happen, this is a new element that you have taught us how and what [to do].”