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Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela praises Bernard Parker after victory over Polokwane City

Posted: 20 December 2016 Time: 08:47

Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela was pleased to see Bernard Parker break his scoring drought and hailed the striker's character and work ethic.

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Parker scored his first goal in almost 10 months when Amakhosi beat Polokwane City 3-2 in a league game at FNB Stadium on Sunday.The former Bafana Bafana regular was later named Man of the Match at Soccer City.

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"I am happy he scored," says Komphela. "That he hasn't scored for a long time, maybe one has to take blame that I should have used him more often.

"But as well you have other strikers you need to try and test. It happened with [Michelle] Katsvairo, [Lewis] Macha and there was Jabu [Edward Manqele] and there is still [Siphelele] Mthembu."

The ex-Bafana captain adds: "One thing about Parker... Parker will work hard for you. Parker will always show character, he will fight in the air, he will protect the ball. Like any human being, he might have a bad game but you never fault Parker for his effort."

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Chiefs, who snapped a seven-game winless run in the league against City, will end 2016 against Golden Arrows at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Wednesday.

The Glamour Boys are fourth on the table with 21 points from 14 games - four points shy of log leaders Cape Town City.

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Article by: Ernest Fakude
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