Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs forward Bernard Parker is relishing the opportunity to feature in the MTN8 Final against Orlando Pirates.
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The Amakhosi striker got his first start for the club this season when he played the full 90 minutes against the University of Pretoria.
“It’s just my sharpness that still needs to improve a bit, but that comes with game time,” said Parker to Chiefs’ website.
“It was great to be getting a full game again,” continues Parker, who injured his ankle towards the end of last season, even needing an operation.
“I didn’t feel tired and I had no cramps.” added Parker.
Amakhosi coach Stuart Baxter stressed after the AmaTuks match that he was happy having the striker back to full fitness.
“We are desperate to get Bernard firing!” said Baxter.
Parker scored the winner in the 2013 Nedbank Cup final against SuperSport United.
However, due to him only returning to fitness it is far from sure that Baxter will start Parker in Saturday’s Soweto Derby.
However, whatever happens, the striker is feeling good to be back in action. “I am mentally ready for the final!” declared the star striker.
The Moses Mabhida Stadium will play host for the much anticipated game on Saturday, September 20 with tickets long since sold out.
Kick-off for this encounter is set for 20:15.
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