Orlando Pirates lost their CAF Confederation Cup final clash against Morocco’s RS Berkane in Uyo, Nigeria on Friday.
Thembinkosi Lorch went from hero to zero for the Buccaneers after he scored the equaliser for Orlando Pirates to send the match into penalties – only to miss from the spot in the shootout.
The match finished goalless after 90 minutes.
RS Berkane took a 1-0 lead in the first period of extra-time through Youssef El Fahli, with Lorch scoring in the 117th minute.
The Moroccan side, who won the CAF Confederation Cup in 2020, were flawless in the penalty shootout, winning 5-4 to lift the trophy.
South Africa remain winless in the second-tier African competition.
CAF CONFEDERATION CUP WINNERS TO DATE:
2004 – Hearts of Oak (Ghana)
2005 – FAR Rabat (Morocco)
2006 – Etoile du Sahel (Tunisia)
2007 – CS Sfaxien (Tunisia)
2008 – CS Sfaxien (Tunisia)
2009 – Stade Malien (Mali)
2010 – FUS Rabat (Morocco)
2011 – MAS Fez (Morocco)
2012 – AC Leopards (Congo)
2013 – CS Sfaxien (Tunisia)
2014 – Al Ahly (Egypt)
2015 – Etoile du Sahel (Tunisia)
2016 – TP Mazembe (DR Congo)
2017 – TP Mazembe (DR Congo)
2018 – Raja Casablanca (Morocco)
2019 – Zamalek (Egypt)
2020 – RS Berkane (Morocco)
2021 – Raja Casablanca (Morocco)
2022 – RS Berkane (Morocco)