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RS Berkane Beat Orlando Pirates To Win CAF Confederation Cup

Morocco’s RS Berkane won the 2021/2022 CAF Confederation Cup on Friday after defeating South Africa  side Orlando Pirates 5-4 on penalties after a 1-1 draw following extra time.

Pirates a almost got off to the perfect start as Goodman Mosele played in Deon Hoto, although the striker failed to beat the on-rushing Hamza Hamiani.

Kabelo Dlamini went close in the 15th minute as he fired inches wide of the upright from just outside the area.

Berkane’s best effort of the first half fell to Chadrack Lukombe , who dragged his effort wide of target after a surging run.

Kwame Peprah almost gave Pirates the lead in the lead 30th minute as he sent an effort over the crossbar from the edge of the area.

Six minutes to the halftime break as Youssef El Hahli fired into the side-netting from inside the area.

Berkane’s first meaningful effort arrive in the 57th minute as Ismail Mokadem picked out Mehdi Oubila, who headed over from close range.

The Sea Robbers squandered another chance a minute later with Olisa Ndah placing his effort wide of the mark, after getting on the end of Thembinkosi Lorch.

The second half was better than the first, entertainment wise with both sides playing a more open game, but the final ball was lacking from both side.


Berkane should have won it in the 89th minute but Richard Ofori was thwarted by Labri Naji from three-yards out.

With both sides unable to find the winning  goal  within 90 minutes of regulation time,  the match headed for extra-time.

Berkane went ahead in the fourth minute of extra-time when they were awarded a penalty by Monare on Ismail Makadem in box which allowed El Fahli to convert from 12 yards out.

The Sea Robbers found an equalizer on the 117th minute courtesy of forward Thembinkosi Lorch through a shot from outside the area that went past defenders to the back of the net.

In the end the match had to be decided from 12 yards and after Lorch wasted a penalty while Berkane didn’t error in spot kicks as Brahim El Bahraoui slotted the winner.




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