Cape Town - Kaizer
Chiefs striker Bernard Parker believes the current international break came at
the right time for his side as they look to avoid an implosion in 2015.
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Amakhosi have struggled to get going since the turn of the
year, having seen their undefeated start to the Premiership campaign come to a
screeching halt, while they were also knocked out of the Nedbank Cup at the
The Glamour Boys also succumbed to a 1-0 defeat against Raja
Casablanca in the first leg of their CAF Champions League first-round
encounter, and Parker admits he was relieved when domestic football went on
hold for the current round of international fixtures.
"The FIFA break has done us good," he told Chiefs'
"The break was good to refresh ourselves, especially
mentally. It has cleared the clouds above our heads."
Chiefs have continued to maintain their form during the
break, though, and saw off Highlands Park 2-1 in a friendly on Saturday,
although Parker admits the result counts for little in the greater scheme of
things this season.
"The result doesn’t matter so much," Parker said
of the practice match.
"This friendly was more to sharpen up our game and to
tweak a bit our style of play ahead of next week's Raja encounter."