“We wanted to win,” reflected Bernard Parker on the 1-all draw against Free State Stars. “We played a pressing game high up the field trying to find space to create opportunities.
“We came close on several occasions when we caught them on a counter-attack, but our finishing was not the best.”
Kaizer Chiefs dropped two points in their final home fixture of the 2018/19 Absa Premiership season. The visitors opened the score after which Daniel Cardoso equalised from the penalty spot after Leonardo Castro had been brought down in the Stars box.
“We suffered a lapse in concentration and gifted them a goal,” said Parker. “Credit to my teammates though. We didn’t give up. We got the equaliser and, accordingly, we continued to press them, looking for the winner, but the result didn’t go our way.
“It is done and dusted now. We will take the positives from this game towards the next, which is an important match against Chippa United.”
“We want to finish the season on a high,” concluded the attacker. “Chippa will be desperate for points to stay in the league, while we want to consolidate a top eight finish. We have to win the game to boost our confidence ahead of the Nedbank Cup Final.”
Amakhosi will travel to Port Elizabeth to face the Chilli Boys at the Nelson Mandela Stadium to conclude their league campaign on Saturday, 11 May. Kick-off is at 15:00.