Bernard Parker backing for Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela
Posted: 21 September 2017 Time: 18:30
Kaizer Chiefs striker Bernard Parker believes this is a defining season for the team and the coach, and is confident they can “conquer”.
Apart from a 14-game unbeaten run last season, and making it to the MTN8 and Telkom Knockout finals in his first season, Steve Komphela has yet to achieve anything of substance at Chiefs.
Patience from the stands has become increasingly thin over the last two seasons and with the stuttering start to this campaign, but recent wins over Cape Town City and Maritzburg United has brought some optimism to the Amakhosi camp.
Parker, who previously worked with Komphela at junior international level, believes this could well be the experienced tactician’s season to nab the first trophy of his career.
“Football is a beautiful game, and sometimes a funny game,” said Parker.
“In the years our coach has been here, a lot hasn’t gone for him. There’s been glimpses here and there that we think, ‘we’re now back on our feet,’ only to go and lose or draw again.
“From all that we’ve learnt, and it’s about time now that the players come to the party to help the coach – we’re all in this together – to win his first piece of silverware.
“This [season] is an opportunity for the coach, the youngsters and guys who haven’t won anything yet to have something [in their cabinet].
“Whatever has been said out there, as players we also get stick in the malls and streets, we just need to keep consistent and hopefully things will go our way.”