Bernard Parker confident of silverware in 2019/20

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Chiefs are arguably favourites to maintain their position on the Absa Premiership standings, where they currently hold a nine-point lead over their nearest rivals Orlando Pirates.

The club has since moved to ensure they maintain the sort competitiveness beyond the current season by recently rewarding several senior players with contract extensions.

Long-serving Parker was amongst those rewarded, and is set to see out a decade at Naturena by the end of his one-year extension in June next year.

“I am blessed and grateful to have had my contract extended. This will allow me to leave Chiefs with further success,” Parker was quoted by his club’s website.

“I have lived the dream here. I have always given my all here at Chiefs, and this contract extension is the reward for my loyalty and the service I have given to the team.

“I am glad to continue to be an ambassador for this club for another season.”

The former Bafana Bafana star has also since reflected on what can still be achieved with Amakhosi in his time ahead, as he sets sights on the Nedbank Cup as they get their campaign underway against Royal Eagles at FNB Stadium on Saturday evening (18h00).

“Potentially we have 16 games left for the [current] season – 11 in the league and hopefully [five] in the Nedbank Cup – we can achieve something,” the 33-year-old added.

“I will try to use my experience the best way I can on and off the field to help the team in the next 18 months. My aim will be to win as many trophies as we can.

“It has been a long time since we tasted success, so we are just going to work hard week in and week out to ensure that we are successful.”