How Much Pirates Earned In CAFCC Run
Despite being knocked out of the CAF Confederations Cup, Orlando Pirates are set for a multi-million payday after reaching the last eight of the competition.
Josef Zinnbauer’s men sent packing 4-0 by Raja Casablanca on Sunday, losing 5-1 on aggregate.
The defeat saw Pirates dreams of lifting a continental trophy in 2020/21 coming to an end and they will now need to re-focus on the league and look to improve their fourth position.
They are currently in danger of missing out on CAF qualification for next season, with second- placed AmaZulu currently occupying the CAF Champions League qualification place, while Golden Arrows are third, in the CAF Confederation Cup qualifying spot.
However, they can do so with their accounts being R4.9 million ($350 000) richer.
Reaching the semi-finals would have ensured an even bigger payday, with the last-four receiving R6.3 million ($450 000) from CAF.
The winner of the CAF Confederations Cup will walk away with R17.5 million ($1.25 million), while the runner-up will pocket R9.72 million ($625 000).