Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer has dedicated the MTN8 title to his son Fabio, who continues to fight for his life back in Germany.
Fabio Zinnbauer battle in a coma has been well documented since the Pirates coach left South Africa abruptly after the MTN8 semi-final first leg against Kaizer Chiefs back in October to attend to his son, who was involved in a horrific car accident.
The former Hamburg coach later returned to lead The Buccaneers into the MTN8 final with a second-leg victory over their Soweto rivals, and has now completed the job by delivering the club's first trophy in six years.
Scroll through the gallery above to view Zinnbauer & Pirates' MTN8 celebrations
After beating Bloemfontein Celtic 2-1 at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday evening, Zinnbauer expressed his delight at the achievement but also spared a thought for his 24-year-old boy, who remains in a stable condition in a coma, contrary to some previous reports that he had lost his battle.
"I have to say, for me personally, this is a title for my son Fabio. It is a difficult time for my whole family and I came back to Africa, so personally this for me is for my son. I hope we get him back," said Zinnbauer.
"You know the private things are private, I hope you understand this, but I can say that Fabio is [still] in a coma, he's better than before in [the fight for his] life.
"This is important for us, the next weeks and months, we have to wait and see what happens.
"At the end of the day, I think we deserved to win and we earned this title. I'm happy for the supporters, the club, the squad, and thank you for the team, who made a very good job."