Kaizer Chiefs head coach Gavin Hunt has singled veteran forward Bernard Parker out for praise after his display in the 1-1 draw against SuperSport United.
Chiefs produced an improved performance after a dismal run of form in the DStv Premiership to hold the title-chasing SuperSport to a draw as Reeve Frosler's stunning opener was cancelled out by a second-half Bradley Grobler penalty.
And 34-year-old Parker, who's been criticised for his lack of influence and goals amid the club's struggles this season produced an industrious display in an unfamiliar position which Hunt noted.
The four-time league winner had to make do without six first-team players while Willard Kastsande suffered an injury after being afforded a rare start.
Scroll through the gallery below to see the Chiefs players that were ruled out of the weekend fixture
"I think Bernard Parker [produced] a man of the match display, I thought he was fantastic," Hunt said. "I played him in central midfield because we don't really have [options].
"He was fantastic, really good, we obviously looked for him to try and get into the box but that's not going to be forte but he was very good."
On the recent injury issues that has plagued their season: "Every game is the same story, every game we are taking off players for various reason, I'm not taking them off because I want to make a change [tactically].
"It's been like that most of the season, I can't make tactical changes, it's about plugging holes and that's what it is."
Amakhosi host Guinea Ligue 1 Pro champions Horoya AC next for their CAF Champions group stage debut on Tuesday afternoon at FNB Stadium (18h00).