Orlando Pirates have sadly lost their CAF Confederation Cup final match against Morocco’s RS Berkane in Uyo, Nigeria.
Thembinkosi Lorch went from hero to zero for the Buccaneers after he scored the equaliser to send the match into penalties – only to miss from the spot in the shootout.
The match finished goalless after 90 minutes.
Lorch gave Orlando Pirates hope
RS Berkane took a 1-0 lead in the first period of extra-time (97th minute) through Youssef El Fahli from the penalty spot, with Lorch scoring in the 117th minute to give Orlando Pirates hope.
However, the Moroccan side, who won the CAF Confederation Cup in 2020, were flawless in the penalty shootout, winning 5-4 to lift the trophy.
Orlando Pirates scored penalties through Happy Jele, Tshegofatso Mabasa, Thabang Monare and Richard Ofori.
South Africa remain winless in the second-tier African competition.
Orlando Pirates lost their CAF Confederation Cup final clash against Morocco’s RS Berkane in Uyo, Nigeria on Friday. Photo: Twitter @OrlandoPirates
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)