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Pirates Fans were outraged when VAR missed this in their final match, and here is what they said.

Fans of the Pirates were outraged when the video replay system (VAR) missed this in their final match.

RS Berkane of Morocco defeated Orlando Pirates in the CAF Confederation Cup final in Nigeria, ending Orlando Pirates' hopes of becoming the first South African team to win the CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup titles.

Deon Hotto and RS Berkane goalkeeper were both to blame for the Pirates' several missed chances in the first half, which they controlled. They deserve credit for keeping the Pirates from scoring and advancing to extra time.

Thabang Monare was spotted to have fouled an RS Berkane player by the VAR in the fourth minute of extra time, which resulted in the awarding of a penalty by the VAR. In the second half, Janny Sikazwe awarded a penalty, which El Fahli converted to put Morroco ahead.

In this case, though, the penalty was scored by a Morrocan team, and the penalty box showed one of their players as the penalty was taken. Pirates may feel aggrieved by this because the VAR missed it. If the VAR crew had noticed the encroachment, the penalty should have been retaken. How did the VAR fail to notice this? Pirates questioned its use.

After a goalless draw, the Pirates continued to look for an equalizer, and Thembinkosi Lorch struck with three minutes remaining to force a penalty shootout. Piracy's hero was turned into a villain in the shootout after Lorch failed to score the lone penalty kick that didn't go in, and the Moroccan club went on to win its second CAF Confederation Cup trophy, following their first in 2020.

On social media, Pirates fans expressed their outrage with the penalty incident, with Supersport TV commentator Reggie Ndlovu uploading an image of what appeared to be an encroachment and agreeing with the Pirates fans that a retake was supposed to have taken place. These were their thoughts.


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