Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs striker Bernard Parker admits he will need to
rediscover his goalscoring form if he is to ensure he doesn't miss out
on future Bafana Bafana internationals.
The former Red Star Belgrade and FC Twente forward, who has only
scored one league goal for Amakhosi this season, has been left out of
this weekend's clash with the Ivory Coast and next week's tie with
He has, however, given his backing to his international team-mates
ahead of the two games and revealed his delight after Chiefs winger
George Lebese received his first call up for South Africa.
Parker told the club's official website: "I looked at all the
possibilities that might have led to the coach taking a decision to
leave me out. I thought maybe because I have not been scoring it might
be one of the reasons. It is up to me to start working my way up again
and score goals.
"I am fully match fit - however sometimes it does not come easy
to be at your sharpest, getting into good scoring areas at a right time.
I see this coming and I have no doubt that I will bounce back to my
He added: "It is very important that we end the year on a high
following the disappointment of not qualifying for the African Cup of
"A win against Ivory Coast this coming Saturday will definitely
give the guys a boost. I have no doubt that the team is capable of
bringing down the Elephants.
"I am happy for George together with other young guys that have been called up in the national team.
"They have been doing well and deserve to be given a chance.
George has also been doing well for the club and I am happy for him. He
can be very important both for the club and country."