“If we keep creating chances,” Bernard Parker comments ahead of Wednesday’s match against Bidvest Wits. “The goals will follow. We must just keep doing what we did against Sundowns and not take the foot off the pedal.”
Kaizer Chiefs travel to Bidvest Stadium to face the Clever Boys in an Absa Premiership fixture on Wednesday, 9 January (kick-off is at 19:30).
Amakhosi lost in the weekend three valuable points against Mamelodi Sundowns this past weekend.
“We take a lot of positives out of Saturday’s match,” continues the striker. “We attacked and defended with confidence. We were only not ruthless enough in the sense of killing it. That was a big lesson.
“It was a great performance from all the players, from those who started and those who came on. There was also a fantastic performance from the supporters, who kept cheering us on for the duration of the game.”
Parker came on as a substitute for Hendrick Ekstein at the start of the second half, doing well. Sundowns won the encounter 2-1.
“The result didn’t go our way,” ‘Die Hond’ looks back. “There was a question of luck involved as well. We couldn’t find the back of the net, while they got a lucky goal. It was a mistake. It happens.”
Wits are at present on top of the Absa Premiership log with 33 points from 16 games, while Chiefs are in eighth position with 21 points from the same number of games.
“We feel confident and the squad is full of positive energy,” Parker says about the Wits match. “We just need to show it on the field of play. We have to find ten percent extra to win this match.”
“Wits are a strong opponent, who are very physical and like to pump balls into the box from diagonal crosses and long-balls. It is a six-pointer for us, because it’s an opportunity to close the gap.
“We have improved a lot since Ernst Middendorp took over as the coach. It’s now for us to improve even more. If that happens, we will be a tough team to beat.”
Tickets for the match game between Amakhosi and the Clever Boys are sold at Computicket and Shoprite/Checkers outlets nationwide. Tickets cost R60 for Adults and R20 for Children. Tickets will not be sold at Stadium.