Absa Premiership

20 goal target for Parker

2015-07-30 17:30
Bernard Parker (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs striker Bernard Parker reveals that his personal target for the 2015/16 season is to become the PSL's top scorer with 20 goals or more.

Amakhosi will take on arch rivals Orlando Pirates in the Carling Black Label Cup clash on Saturday, August 1 where Parker has been voted for by the club's fans to lead their attack in the curtain raiser at the FNB Stadium.

Four days later and the South Africa international will again be tasked with getting the goals as the Glamour Boys begin their MTN8 title defense against Maritzburg United, with the league then starting on August 8.

Having missed pre-season last year, Parker could only offer seven goals en route to Chiefs' Premiership title success, but believes that in his current physical condition, a tally of 20 goals is possible.

"I believe that it's every striker's goal in the PSL to score 20 goals or more," he told Football411.

"Over the years, there hasn't been a player to score more than 20 goals after [Knowledge] Musona and Siyabonga Nomvethe so I also share the same feeling and I would like to score more than 20.

"As the South African Football Association and the PSL would want a striker that will score that number of goals, it's what I want to achieve.

"And obviously such will help us a lot in retaining the league title; it won't be easy for sure.

"We'd also like to win a cup or two but obviously with the cups we will take it cup by cup and hopefully we will manage to try and grab whatever is possible."

The 29-year-old forward added that it has been easy to settle under new coach Steve Komphela, who took over from Stuart Baxter in June, and also praised the former Maritzburg United coach for getting the team much fitter than they were before.

"I think it's been fairly easy to settle in under the new coach due to the similarities in their coaching styles, although the new coach has managed to get us much fitter than the seasons before and he's also given us the freedom to play football," Parker added.

"I am anticipating a long and tough season, but in these conditions, I believe we will have a successful season."

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