Absa Premiership

Parker sees Chiefs sharpening up

2015-03-30 07:48
Bernard Parker

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs striker Bernard Parker believes the current international break came at the right time for his side as they look to avoid an implosion in 2015.

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Amakhosi have struggled to get going since the turn of the year, having seen their undefeated start to the Premiership campaign come to a screeching halt, while they were also knocked out of the Nedbank Cup at the last-16 phase.

The Glamour Boys also succumbed to a 1-0 defeat against Raja Casablanca in the first leg of their CAF Champions League first-round encounter, and Parker admits he was relieved when domestic football went on hold for the current round of international fixtures.

"The FIFA break has done us good," he told Chiefs' official website.

"The break was good to refresh ourselves, especially mentally. It has cleared the clouds above our heads."

Chiefs have continued to maintain their form during the break, though, and saw off Highlands Park 2-1 in a friendly on Saturday, although Parker admits the result counts for little in the greater scheme of things this season.

"The result doesn’t matter so much," Parker said of the practice match.

"This friendly was more to sharpen up our game and to tweak a bit our style of play ahead of next week's Raja encounter."

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