“This was the homework we have done in this Fifa break.
“The football will tells us whether we’ve done enough‚ and the match on Saturday will answer us.”
Sredojevic metaphorically seemed to show signs of greying on the touchline as Pirates took the lead in three of their four matches before the break‚ then conceded in the second half.
The trend was started by Cape Town City’s Ayanda Patosi‚ whose second-half brace at Orlando earned his team a 2-2 draw.
Pirates had a 2-0 first-half lead again away against Baroka FC‚ conceding to Onkabetse Makgantai in the 79th minute for a nervy final 10 minutes.
Bucs then drew 0-0 at home against Lamontville Golden Arrows‚ again dominating the first half‚ with the Durban team coming back strong in the second.
They took a lead through Augustine Mulenga in the 14th against AmaZulu at King Zwelithini Stadium‚ only for Emiliano Tade’s 49th-minute equaliser earning Usuthu a 1-1 draw.