Parker: Chiefs will turn it around

Premiership

Last term Chiefs finished two points behind Mamelodi Sundowns in the race for Premiership honours, while they reached the semi-finals of the Nedbank Cup, Telkom Knockout and MTN8.

Amakhosi, double winners in 2012/13, were also engaged in continental competition. However, they failed to impress in the CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup respectively.

Parker, though, has faith in his teammates going forward given their efforts in an ongoing pre-season training camp in Potchefstroom.

Speaking to his club's website, Parker said: “In the end, as a team we gave it our all but the results were not on our side. By watching the way my teammates are preparing and hard at work in this pre-season, we will definitely turn the tables this time around.”

Parker, who recently underwent ankle surgery, is scheduled to have his 'moonboot' removed in mid-August, after which he will begin his rehabilitation. 

Naturally, the Bafana Bafana striker is trying to keep his spirits up.

“I take each day as it comes and will see how I progress in my recovery,” he said. 

“It is my first time to be sidelined for a long period, but that’s how football goes sometimes. The last time I was sidelined through injury was in 2009 when I played for FC Twente in Holland. I stayed out of action for two weeks then. So far I am keeping my spirit and hope for the better and that’s what is keeping me going.”  

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