Orlando Pirates coach, Josef Zinnbauer, delivered an emotional message following their Soweto Derby victory at the weekend.
Following the first-leg of their MTN8 semi-final against Kaizer Chiefs, Zinnbauer had to take emergency leave for family reasons.
It was later revealed that his son had been in a serious car accident in Germany, and following the second-leg, Zinnbauer offered a heartfelt thanks to the people of South Africa.
“I have to say a big, big thank you to the guys. They support us, they support my family. A lot of supporters, the whole staff, the whole club, the whole squad. They gave me energy for me and my family, with messages. It’s unbelievable, it’s fantastic for me and for my family. I gave the word to my family and we get a lot of energy, thank you for this,” he said in his post-match press conference.
“My son is still fighting for his life. But in this moment he is in a coma, and I can do nothing for him in the moment. But we see what happens in the next days, we pray for him and we give him the energy that we get from the whole of South Africa, that’s my feeling.”