Parker: Now I'm happy

2011-03-08 15:01
Bernard Parker (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Bafana Bafana striker Bernard Parker has revealed his move to Greece has been the shot in the arm his career needed.

The FC Twente ace signed on loan for Panserraikos in January in order to secure more game time and ultimately save his national team position.

The 24-year-old, who has been capped 36 times for South Africa is looking forward to the African Nations Cup qualifier against Egypt on March 26 at a venue that is still to be confirmed.

"Now I'm happy, because I'm playing regular football and that's what I was looking for when I decided to go on loan," Parker told

Panserraikos are at the basement of the Greek league, but the forward is simply delighted to be playing football.

"Things are okay on my side and on the team's side, things are not okay," he added.

"But everything is good as long as I'm playing. I have played every game since I arrived, I think about six matches and I have played 90 minutes in every game, which is important for me as a player."

Katlego Mphela is again banging in the goals at Mamelodi Sundowns and is expected to be called up for the Egypt match while Leeds United's Davide Somma has been blasting the back of the net in the Championship.

But Parker is not worried about the competition up front for South Africa, but is rather focusing on his own game.

"I have to play regularly so I'm ready and fit when Bafana needs me... it just feels good to be playing again," he said.

"It really feels good and I'm very happy. I'm focusing on my own game now and I will be mentally ready when I go back to Twente and I will be in tip-top condition if coach Pitso Mosimane calls me up for the Egypt.

"It is good that the strikers are doing well." 

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