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Parker: Baxter & Komphela Are Similar

Kaizer Chiefs striker, Bernard Parker, says that new coach Steve Komphela has similarities to Stuart Baxter and that continuity will be the key for the Amakhosi this season.

Read More: Cardoso: Managing Chiefs A Huge Task For Komphela

Last month it was confirmed that Komphela would step into the shoes vacated by Baxter. The Englishman will be a hard act to follow after guiding Chiefs to the double last season, but Parker believes that Komphela is the right man for the job.

Speaking to Soccer Laduma, the Boksburg-born midfielder said, “They share similar tactics here and there in terms of the game – how we defend and attack. When I was with Coach Steve at the U23 national team we were doing the same things that Coach Baxter did at Bafana.”

The 29-year-old sees similarities to the current situation Chiefs find themselves in. “It was continuity at that time and I think now at Chiefs it will be continuity from last season because since we started pre-season the coach made it clear that there is nothing he wants to change but he wants us to play more football.”

“With the ball on the ground we are freer, we use our flair and we must keep our technical discipline. That’s more or less the same stuff we did under Baxter. So I think the continuity will help us this season,” Parker said.

Read More: Komphela: I Was Part Of Their DNA

Parker is Chiefs’ most voted for player in the Carling Black Label Cup and will be hoping to hand Komphela a win in his first Soweto derby as manager against Orlando Pirates on Saturday, August 1.

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