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Chiefs’ Parker On Nedbank, Goals & Why It Isn’t Just The Strikers’ Fault

Bernard Parker Says Kaizer Chiefs' Strikers Alone Can't Be Blamed

By Soccer Laduma - Mar 10, 2018 11:31 AM

Bernard Parker says that it shouldn’t just be on the club’s strikers to score goals as Kaizer Chiefs prepare to come up against Stellenbosch FC in the Nedbank Cup. 

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Only Platinum Stars (15) have scored fewer goals than the Amakhosi (20) so far this season, with just two of those being contributed to by ‘Die Hond’ during his 17 Absa Premiership appearances.

The 31-year-old did indeed find the back of the net as Chiefs progressed in the Nedbank last month, and has stressed the importance of continuing their run in the competition when they host the team from the Western Cape on Saturday night.

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“We must do the business,” he told the club’s official website. “The Nedbank Cup is an opportunity to win silverware for the club, the coach and ourselves as players.

“We have to be in the right frame of mind. We need to be ready mentally, especially as this will be their biggest game of the season. Playing against Chiefs is for them like a cup final.”

Stellenbosch may be a league below the Glamour Boys, but their experienced forward is fully aware of the threat that Steve Barker’s side can pose.

He said, “They have a good coach and some fine players with a lot of energy. They usually play in a 3-5-2 system. 

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“We have to be careful not to put too much pressure on ourselves. We just have to keep it simple and take it one game at a time. Our focus must be going past Stellenbosch to reach the quarter-final.”

When asked about the lack of goals from Chiefs so far this season, he says that too much importance is being placed on the strikers.

Parker explained, saying, “We have to do the business as a team. It shouldn’t be based on individuals, it’s not only up to the strikers to score goals. For example, I played most of my career at the number 10 position, giving so many assists for others to score. However, on top of that, I scored a lot of goals. If a striker doesn’t score, it’s up to the midfielders and even defenders to help out.”

Chiefs host Stellenbosch at 20h15 at Moses Mabhida Stadium. 

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SL_hated_donkey Joined: 27 May 2014
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SL_hated_donkey Mar 10, 2018 03:53 PM
Hehe hehe hehe, So, FAU have only scored more than league-bottom Dikwena? But you will hear FAU's fans praising Paez,Moon,Castro and Parker...What a joke!
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chiefs is useless Joined: 11 Jul 2016
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chiefs is useless Mar 10, 2018 02:14 PM
@Vhivha and then wena ?
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@azzaniawest Mar 10, 2018 02:14 PM
SEND IT TO THE BRAIN KHOSI ELIHLE NO GLORY DAYS EVER AGAIN, MATCH OFFICIALS ARE BEING INVESTIGATED NOW AND ARE BEING BANNED FROM THE BEAUTIFULL GAME
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@azzaniawest Mar 10, 2018 02:10 PM
ZEBRAS'FANS ARE THE WORLD'S MOST DENIALISTS EVER TO BE RECOGNISED, AMAKHOSI AMAHLE WILL NEVER AGAIN CLAIM THE SO CALLED GLORY DAYS, CAUSE IT WAS FLUKE
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Vhivha Mar 10, 2018 01:54 PM
@chiefs is useless In your dreams with your useless comments
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@azzaniawest Mar 10, 2018 01:53 PM
STELLENBOSCH WILL BE PLAYING UNDER NO PRESSURE, BUT ZEBRAS ARE IN TROUBLE, CAUSE THEY ARE HAUNTED BY MEMELA EVEN TODAY, THEY DON'T BELIEVE WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THEM
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Vhivha Mar 10, 2018 01:53 PM
@Mail4lyf Last season Pirates finished in Top11 position on the log
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Vhivha Mar 10, 2018 01:51 PM
@2016-CCL CHAMPI0N A blind sees a blind. Dunusas are cupless. Wydad cleaned your cupboards and left you with nothing, currently you're holding an umbrella for a team that will be crowned championship in May 2018
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Mail4lyf Mar 10, 2018 01:49 PM
@2016-CCL CHAMPI0N it is expected for them to puff under khompela we have accepted n moved on we will hv expectations wen khompela is gone..guy now we r watching those who think they r the best in the PSL sibaminyele futhi
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2016-CCL CHAMPI0N Mar 10, 2018 01:32 PM
@Mail4lyf , U shud watch ur c0ws puffing f0r 4 years, N0 tr0phy
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chiefs is useless Mar 10, 2018 01:25 PM
Good luck to stellenboch they must emulate the likes of Ubuntu ,Yes they can!
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Mail4lyf Mar 10, 2018 01:17 PM
Sundowns we r watching them they hvnt won anything this season 2017/2018 so far
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Mail4lyf Mar 10, 2018 01:15 PM
We hav to try n win something it's been long the last tym was 2014/2015..grand grand us and ORLANDO PIRATES THERS NO DFFRNCE PIRATES LAST WON A CUP IN 2013/2014 SEASON can I be corrected if I'm wrong .they just r claiming to be better than us that's all
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setlaboswana Mar 10, 2018 01:12 PM
Not so long ago he accused his team-mates for lack of supply and now he takes collective responsibility in the name of unity. We don't deserve this treatment.
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setlaboswana Mar 10, 2018 01:07 PM
Die hond! Relax player, we all know fau are allergic to this cup.
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nengewansuna Mar 10, 2018 12:13 PM
We will see
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Mar 10, 2018 12:10 PM
Heaven or witchcraft Chiefs will the Nedbank cup#believe it
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Schweinstriker_31 Mar 10, 2018 11:59 AM
khosination
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Schweinstriker_31 Mar 10, 2018 11:59 AM
khosination
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Myaka weliPhefeni Mar 10, 2018 11:53 AM
We wll see what a u talking abt

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