PSL

Parker: Award meant for me

2014-05-19 21:30
Bernard Parker (Gallo Images)
Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs striker Bernard Parker has hit back at criticism aimed at him for scoring the lowest number of goals scored by a golden boot winner in the history of the Premier Soccer League (PSL).

The 27-year-old finished the PSL season as the top goal scorer to clinch the Lesley Manyathela golden boot at the PSL award ceremony held at the Sandton Convention Centre last night.

The Bafana Bafana goal poacher grabbed 10 league goals in the 2013/14 season and has redirected criticism towards fellow strikers for failing to overtake him at the summit of the leading goal scorers' list, instead, considering the fact that he experienced a two-month goal drought at some stage during the season.

"They should not only criticise me," said Parker.

"They should criticise the ones below me most for failing to overtake me."

Parker highlighted the 2012/13 season as a pointer to what should have happened instead.

Parker led the top scorers list for the duration of that season until he was pipped at the post in the closing stages of the season by then Moroka Swallows striker, Katlego Mashego, who is now playing his football for the newly crowned PSL champions, Mamelodi Sundowns.

"Last season I was leading until someone overtook me at the closing stages of the season.

"I think this award was meant specifically for me this season, which I believe is the reason nobody took me off at the top," he added.

As his reward for the accolade, Parker walked off with R25 000.

Read more on:    kaizer chiefs  |  psl  |  bernard parker  |  johannesburg  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
26 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

Quiz: Test your Rio Olympics memory!

Think you know what went on at the Rio Olympics? Prove it by tackling Sport24's ridiculously impossible yet highly addictive post-Games quiz!

 
 

Rio Olympics

GALLERY: SA's Rio Olympic medallists
As it happened: Rio Olympics - Day 17
Selecting 6 numbers turned Britain into Olympic superpower
Caster cranks up the heat in Rio semi
Fixtures
13 September 2016
Ajax Cape Town v Orlando Pirates, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
Highlands Park v Baroka FC, Makhulong Stadium 19:30
Polokwane City v Wits, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
14 September 2016
Kaizer Chiefs v Platinum Stars, FNB Stadium 19:30
Free State Stars v Bloemfontein Celtic, Goble Park Stadium 19:30
Maritzburg United v Mamelodi Sundowns, Harry Gwala Stadium 19:30
SuperSport United v Chippa United, Lucas Moripe Stadium 19:30
Golden Arrows v Cape Town City, Prince Magogo Stadium 19:30
20 September 2016
Ajax Cape Town v Polokwane City, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
Baroka FC v Wits, New Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Orlando Pirates v Cape Town City, Orlando Stadium 19:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

When all is said and done in the 2015/16 Absa Premiership season, who will be crowned champions of South Africa?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

Follow all the action from the 2016 Rio Olympics. The highs, the lows, the tears, the smiles as the world's greatest athletes compete for gold, silver and bronze.

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.