Gavin Hunt praying for Josef Zinnbauer and family over injured son


Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt has reached out in support of Orlando Pirates counterpart Josef Zinnbauer, who is dealing with a family emergency.

Zinnbauer is back in Germany and will miss this weekend's MTN8 semi-final second leg Soweto Derby encounter at FNB Stadium.

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The 50-year-old tactician departed immediately after last week's first leg 3-0 victory over Chiefs to attend to his 24-year-old son, who was involved in car accident in Nuremberg and is currently in a critical condition in hospital.

Hunt has since put the football rivalry aside and sent a message of support to the Pirates mentor as he deals with a difficult situation.

"Firstly, to Josef and his family, they are in my thoughts and prayers. It's not very nice when something [like this happens]," said Hunt.

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"I don't know the intricate details of what went down, but I just know it has something to do with his son being in a car accident. So, my thoughts and prayers go out to him and I wish his family well."

With assistant coach Fadlu Davids set to lead the Buccaneers on Sunday afternoon, the second-most-decorated coach in PSL history believes not much will change in terms of their opponents' approach.

"On the football side, I don't think [much will change under Davids] – the structure will be there, I'm sure, he's been there for some time now, so I'm sure the structure is in place," he added.

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"They've brought a lot of good players in from a certain club last year, so they've made a huge difference to their squad, and made them real contenders this year. But I don't think much will change."

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