Zinnbauer gives update on his son’s condition


Orlando Pirates head coach Josef Zinnbauer has confirmed that his son, Fabio remains in a coma following a horrific car accident in October.

Zinnbauer was forced to fly back to Germany last month after the 3-0 win over Kaizer Chiefs in an MTN8 semi-final first leg fixture to be with his son.

It has been a month now since Fabio has been in the Intensive care unit after his car collided with a truck in Nuremberg on October 23, but Zinnbauer has since confirmed that his son’s condition has improved.

“You know the private things are private so I hope you understand but I can say Fabio is in a coma, he is better than before. It’s life and this is important for us and other (upcoming) weeks, months we have to wait and see what happens,” says Zinnbauer.

The 50-year-old also dedicated the title to his 24-year-old son.

“For me personally the title is for my son Fabio, it is a difficult time for my whole family since I came back to Africa and personally this (MTN8 title) is for my son,” he said.

The Buccaneers are back in action on Wednesday night when they host Chippa United at Orlando Stadium.

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By Ofhani Munyai

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