Bernard Parker wants Kaizer Chiefs to be more ruthless


Parker was on target as Amakhosi downed the reigning Absa Premiership champions 2-1 on Saturday night, netting his fifth league goal of the campaign in the process.

“It’s always an unbelievable feeling to score as a striker,” he told his club’s website. “It’s also a great confidence booster, wanting more.”

On the game itself, Parker commended Chiefs’ strikeforce for a job well done.

“After the hour-mark, Sundowns got a bit relaxed, getting arrogant,” he said. “Our players up-front kept pushing them, challenging their defenders early on. When Gustavo Paéz came on for me, he also pressed and that paid off.”

The forward however feels there is still room for improvement, calling for the side’s attack to be more potent.

“We could only have beaten ourselves against Sundowns,” he said. “There is still room for improvement. The result could have been even better. We should be a bit more ruthless and straightforward in our decision-making going forward, also bringing in some composure and calmness. If we succeed in doing this, we will be difficult to beat.”

Chiefs’ next task sees them line up against Acornbush United in their Nedbank Cup Last 16 encounter on Sunday.