Bernard Parker credits Kaizer Chiefs senior players for win over Polokwane City
Posted: 18 December 2016 Time: 20:24
Kaizer Chiefs striker Bernard Parker reserved praise for the senior contingent in the squad after picking up their first win in nine games.
Amakhosi finally ended their eight-match winless streak, edging Polokwane City 3-2 in an Absa Premiership clash at the FNB Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Parker picked up the man of the match award as he bagged his first goal in over 13 months, and delighted in his first competitive 90 minutes since April.
"It's my first 90 minutes in a very long time... But it was [a game of] two different halves," 'Die Hond' told SuperSport TV after the match.
"In the first half we were looking slow, we were second to every dual and the second balls as well, and we gave Polokwane a bit of confidence.
"At half-time the coach turned things around, and said, 'forget about the tactics, forget about everything... do it for the Amakhosi, and for the brand,' and we came out firing.
"We kept pushing, and big-ups to the senior guys – 'Shabba' [Tshabalala] and Katsande – for motivating the rest of the lads."
The 30-year-old believes the win will only bode well for their confidence going forward, and hopes they can carry the momentum into their next game, which is away to Golden Arrows.
"We can only grow from here. I'm sure this win will boost our confidence a little bit, and I'm sure we will go more confident into our next match," he added.
Chiefs will visit Abafana Bes'thende, who were held to a goalless draw by Baroka in Polokwane on Sunday, at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Wednesday evening.