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Orlando Pirates finished as runners-up in this season’s CAF Confederation Cup, winning $625 000 (R10 million) for their efforts. Photo: Twitter @OrlandoPirates

Orlando Pirates take home R10 million, BUT …

Orlando Pirates finished as runners-up in this season’s CAF Confederation Cup, winning $625 000 (R10 million) for their efforts.

Orlando Pirates

Orlando Pirates finished as runners-up in this season’s CAF Confederation Cup, winning $625 000 (R10 million) for their efforts. Photo: Twitter @OrlandoPirates

Orlando Pirates finished as runners-up in this season’s CAF Confederation Cup, winning $625 000 (R10 million) for their efforts.

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The Buccaneers lost Friday’s final 5-4 in a penalty shootout against RS Berkane in Uyo, Nigeria.

The match ended goalless after 90 minutes and 1-1 after extra-time.

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It was a costly defeat for the Soweto giants who not only could’ve taken home $1.25 million (R20 million) had they been crowned champions, but would’ve also been guaranteed $150 000 (R2.4 million) had they lost the CAF Super Cup – and $200 000 (R3.2 million) had they won it!

South Africa has never had a CAF Confederation Cup winner

The CAF Super Cup is a one-off match contested by the winners of the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup.

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Alas, South Africa remains without a CAF Confederation Cup winner in the 19 seasons the tournament has been contested.

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Orlando Pirates finished as runners-up in this season’s CAF Confederation Cup, winning $625 000 (R10 million) for their efforts. Photo: Twitter @OrlandoPirates