Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) head coach Dylan Kerr had a good night's sleep with the coveted Nedbank Cup trophy on Saturday night.
Kerr led TTM to their first-ever trophy as they defeated Chippa United 1-0 at Free State Stadium.
Ndabayithethwa Ndlondlo netted the match-winner and the man-of-the-match award.
Ndlondlo found the back of the net just before the half-hour mark and that goal proved enough for TTM as they claimed the Nedbank Cup trophy for the first time.
After several months of poor results and chaotic administration, the ownership of TTM changed and Maltese coach Dylan Kerr joined the club.
But the 54-year-old could not operate from the touchline until he received a work permit this week, and won his first match in charge four days ago.
"All my players were heroes tonight. We dug deep to keep Chippa at bay and deserved to lift the trophy," he said.
"There will be little time to celebrate, though, as we continue our fight to avoid relegation with a match this Wednesday."
TTM pocketed R7 million for winning the final and qualified for the 2022 CAF Confederation Cup, the African equivalent of the UEFA Europa League.
Guess who I'm sleeping with tonight ? pic.twitter.com/YOJxi3oGq7— Dylan Kerr (@legend3) May 8, 2021