“It's been surreal. But the hard work that goes on behind the scenes doesn't get recognised.
“Because nobody sees what I have to do with [Kerr's assistants] David Mathebula and Mpho Maleka and all the other staff‚” Kerr‚ glowing from a trophy win‚ said after Saturday night's cup final.
“We've had a lot of work to do, on and off the field. It's not just the training we have to deal with. We've had to deal with all sorts of issues and problems and it's not football-related.
“On Tuesday morning I had to spend two-and-a-half hours running around Polokwane‚ getting things in place‚ getting a friend to drive all the way from Johannesburg to Polokwane with my PSL card.
“And to cap it off to get this win, in the circumstances, has been absolutely a dream come true.
“And I'm so proud of everybody who's been involved with the club. I can't really pay homage to them much more than say thank you.”
Kerr had a fascinating playing career‚ arriving at 18 in the old National Soccer League (NSL) for coach Stan Lapot's Shepherds having thought he had blown his chances in English pro football at Howard Wilkinson's Sheffield Wednesday.
In the star-studded SA football of the 1980s‚ the teen winger was among 10 players nominated for the 1986 NSL Player of the Season.
He has had a storied return to SA football as a coach‚ too‚ where he was an assistant for a few months to ex-Arcadia teammate Sammy Troughton at Mpumalanga Black Aces in 2009.