Absa Premiership

Parker: Title means everything

2013-05-20 14:00
Bernard Parker (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs striker Bernard Parker was thrilled to be part of the PSL title winning team this season after he helped lift the trophy on Saturday afternoon.

According to the Football411 website, the Bafana Bafana striker fired home 12 goals in the Premiership this term to lead Amakhosi to their first league crown in eight years, with the side being presented South Africa's most coveted piece of silverware this weekend.

"I came to Kaizer Chiefs to win trophies and they do not come better than winning the league championship," Parker told his club's official website.

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"I grew up supporting the club and to win the championship is incredible for me.

Parker had led the PSL goal-scoring charts for much of the campaign, but was unable to finish with the golden boot honour as Moroka Swallows striker Katlego Mashego's 13 goals earned him the Lesley Manyathela Award.

Parker, though, was not too concerned about the individual gong, and praised his Dube Birds counterpart for the achievement, saying: "I always put the team first and again credit to everyone in the team for such an achievement.

"We all worked hard for this and now we need to make sure that we continue reclaiming more glory."

He added: "I congratulate Katlego (Mashego) for winning the award."

Chiefs will have the chance to cap off a superb season with even more silverware when they take on SuperSport United in the Nedbank Cup final on Saturday, with the sides having recently met in a 1-1 draw on the penultimate day of the league season.

"It is important to close the season on a high after not getting the results we wanted in the past couple of games," Parker continued.

"SuperSport United showed the other day that they can be dangerous and we will need to be at our best to take the trophy to Naturena."

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