Parker wants ruthless Bafana

2015-01-27 11:31
Bernard Parker (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - South Africa striker Bernard Parker hopes the team can develop a much more ruthless approach as they prepare to take on Ghana in their must-win Group C.

Read: Shakes targets three goals

Bafana Bafana opened the scoring in both their opening two 2015 Africa Cup of Nations encounter, but on each occasion allowed the opposition back in, going down 3-1 against Algeria before playing out a 1-1 draw against Senegal.

That means Shakes Mashaba's men head into this week's final round of group matches needing victory to stand a chance of progressing to the quarter-finals, and the Kaizer Chiefs striker knows they need to be much more clinical in the final third if they are to achieve that target.

"The coach [Mashaba] has asked us many times: when are you going to shoot," Parker said.

"It is just up to us, the players, to choose our moments."

He continued: "We're good in combining, we're good at clicking well in the final third but we don't get the final pass or take the initiative.

"I don't think maybe we're aggressive enough in terms of taking responsibility in the final third."

Kick-off is at 20:00 (SA time).

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