Orlando Pirates to play RS Berkane in CAF Confederation Cup final

TOPSHOT - This picture shows the trophy prior to the draw of the Confederation of African Football's (CAF) Confederation cup at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Cairo on December 28, 2018. (Photo by MOHAMED EL-SHAHED / AFP) (Photo credit should read MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP via Getty Images)

South African side Orlando Pirates will play RS Berkane of Morocco in the final of the CAF Confederation Cup despite contrasting results in their semifinal second leg matches on Sunday.

FILE PHOTO: A picture showing the Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) Confederation Cup trophy . /Getty Images

Pirates suffered a 1-0 defeat against Al Ahly Tripoli at the Orlando Stadium in Johannesburg but managed to advance 2-1 on aggregate. Substitute Ali Abu Arqoub came off the bench in the final two minutes of normal time to score the only goal of the game and set up a tense finale.

The other semifinal saw Morocco’s RS Berkane thump TP Mazembe of DR Congo 4-1 in a battle of two former champions at the Stade Municipal de Berkane in Berkane.

Youssef El Fahli scored twice for RS Berkane to add to strikes by Bakr El Helali and Najji Larbi. Phillippe Kinzumbi had leveled for the Congolese side, who also had Tandi Mwape sent off.

Pirates, runners-up in 2015, will be looking to make history by becoming the first South African team to win the CAF Confederation Cup in its current form while RS Berkane will be looking to claim a second title.

The final will be played at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, Nigeria, on May 20.

(Story compiled with assistance from wire reports)