Parker offers advice to Mphela

2011-01-21 11:37
Katlego Mphela (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Katlego Mphela is reportedly chuffed with the possibility of moving to Partizan Belgrade, but Bernard Parker is skeptical of another South African playing in Serbia.

And the 24-year-old is a good source of information on the European country for local footballers as he departed Thanda Royal Zulu to join Red Star Belgrade.

The Bafana Bafana ace endured months without pay in Serbia, became entangled in a legal wrangle with the club and his dream move quickly turned into a transfer nightmare.

He is now urging his national team strike partner to think carefully before deciding to make the switch to Partizan.

"I'm not advising 'Killer' here, but I'm just saying that with my experience of having played there in Serbia it can be better moving somewhere else," he told

"As much as he is struggling to get out of South Africa now I think he will struggle to get out of Belgrade as well!

"That's all I'm saying and I'm talking based on my own experience there."

Parker went on to relate that the PSL is better than the Serbian league in several ways. "I would say South Africa is better with stadia and everything," he added.

"South Africa is better in many things like the broadcasting... all those things that are involved in football I think South Africa is better, talking from experience you know."

However, the forward admitted Partizan is a big team with a huge following and a strong financial muscle.

"They are just as big as Red Star. They are strong financially and have the quality in their team." 

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