We will bounce back – Parker

Bernard Parker believes that Amakhosi will bounce back from their loss to Polokwane City in their last league game when they face AmaZulu in their next Absa Premiership clash on Tuesday. The Glamour Boys are targeting a positive result when they travel to KwaZulu Natal on Heritage Day.

Parker, who is looking forward to Chiefs’ next game explained that the team is leaving nothing to chance as they prepare for the next Absa Premiership game.

“Looking at our last game, we played well but the result did not go our way. It’s a good thing that we know why we did not get the result we wanted. Now as we prepare for the game against AmaZulu, we know the dos and the don’ts, what works for us and what does not work for us,” says Parker, who is the current captain of the team.

While Amakhosi might have been undone in their last game by Polokwane City, Parker is confident that they have the ability to put that set back behind them and surge ahead and display the form they did in their first four games of this season’s campaign.

“It’s a good thing we had that test and the defeat to Polokwane was a test of character. We have shown character in two of our games where came back from behind and won those games,” explains Parker. “We will go into this match with same level of energy, aggression and spirit that we have gone into all our games.  As well as knowing how important these three points are in keeping us at the top.”

The Chiefs skipper who has started all five of the Amakhosi’s league games this season and only failed to finish the full 90 minutes once, believes that he needs to keep up the high work rate that he has displayed thus far.

“You want to make the most passes, the most touches in matches. I saw my stats after the last four games, and it was good to see that my work rate was satisfactory. It’s a confidence booster for me to see that I am on the right path and that I can be important to the team’s success. In terms of performance, I need to remain consistent. To add on top of this is for me to get a goal which I definitely want”.

Parker who has scored eight goals for Chiefs in twelve league games against AmaZulu and his teammates will be facing Usuthu in what will be the Amakhosi’s sixth league game of the season on the 24th September at the King Zwelithini Stadium in Umlazi. Kick-off for the match is at 15h00. Chiefs will be hoping to keep their place at the top of the table after the next round of games.