They only have a few days to savour the moment, but it was a memorable night for Cape Town City on Saturday as they clinched their second trophy in their short history against SuperSport United.
The 4-1 penalty shoot-out triumph in the MTN8 final was the first piece of silverware for coach Benni McCarthy, and it was sweet revenge for the Citizens after they lost on spot-kicks to Matsatsantsa a Pitori last year.
McCarthy said afterwards in a TV interview that he was concerned the result would go the same way this time as the match ended 0-0 after 120 minutes of action at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.
City are back on the pitch on Tuesday night, this time in an Absa Premiership clash against Wits at the Cape Town Stadium (7.30pm).
The club are extending the feel-good vibes by charging just R10 per ticket for entry to the match.
But before that, the players and the club took to social media to celebrate their new trophy.
There was also some singing in the change room before training this morning:
Striker Matthew Rusike:
Hello my old friend we meet again. A big congrats to the boys for a solid effort. Durban supporters you were amazing and special thanks to our travelling Fans. This is for you @capetowncityfc
Goalkeeper Peter Leeuwenburgh, who saved two penalties:
Back home after an amazing trip. What an incredible night and what a feeling. Lovely to see so many CTC fans far away from home!!
Back home after an amazing trip. What an incredible night and what a feeling. Lovely to see so many CTC fans far away from home!! 💙💙 pic.twitter.com/S0JeSOOmI5— Peter Leeuwenburgh (@pleeuwenburgh) September 30, 2018
Striker Nana Akosah-Bempah:
So surreal, So blessed, What a feeling
Midfielder Ayanda Patosi:
Vamos City. best feeling ever. Good morning Cape Town
WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS! 🏆 pic.twitter.com/56f7l7MiGl— Cape Town City FC (@CapeTownCityFC) September 29, 2018
Thabo Nodada, who scored the winning penalty:
Champion 🏆 pic.twitter.com/yki4BisWds— Thabo Nodada (@ThaboNodada26) September 29, 2018