Cape Town – Bernard Parker believes that winning for Kaizer
Chiefs is second nature to everyone at the club.
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Speaking to the clubs official website, Parker admits that
2014 was a tough year for him as he has had his fair share of pit falls.
"It was a year with the best and worst of both
worlds," reflects Parker on 2014.
"For example, we got a blow by not retaining our league
title. Also, we failed to qualify for the group stage of the African Champions
"However, coming to the 2014/2015 season, it has been
an absolutely great ride so far. We won the MTN8, which was in particular
satisfying as we beat our rivals Orlando Pirates in the final.
“Winning is in our DNA - we stayed undefeated after having
played 18 league matches.
"And, on the brink of 2015, I got selected for the
Bafana Bafana squad to go the Africa Cup of Nations. To be honest, after seeing
our national team winning on their qualifying route to the Afcon, I got
motivated to push myself to score and to become fully fit again.
"Then, after the Afcon, the bread and butter of Kaizer
Chiefs will continue. It will be a challenge to get adjusted again after the
Africa Cup of Nations campaign, especially with so many games coming up for the
league, the Nedbank Cup and the CAF Champions League.
"However, I feel positive that the same won't happen as
last year, because we are now mentally stronger. We should really eye reaching
the group stage of the Champions League. That won't be easy. On the other hand
- if you can dream it, you can do it.”