Absa Premiership

Komphela explains Parker under usage

2016-12-21 08:12
Bernard Parker (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela has explained why he hasn't used Bernard Parker as much as some may have expected, with the pedigree of the player not in question.

The forward is tied third as Bafana Bafana's all-time leading goalscorer with 23 strikes, and also has over 40 goals to his name during his six seasons with the Glamour Boys.

Parker was handed a rare start by Komphela for the crucial 3-2 win over Polokwane City and he subsequently repaid his faith by scoring a goal in a Man of the Match performance.

As such, the Chiefs' mentor has admitted that he may have erred in not selecting the Boksburg-born star more often. He told reporters: "That he hasn't scored for a long time, maybe one has to take blame that I should have used him more often.

"But as well you have other strikers you need to try and test. It happened with (Michelle) Katsvairo, (Lewis) Macha and there was Jabu (Edward Manqele) and there is still (Siphelele) Mthembu."

Parker has made 11 league appearances for the Naturena-based outfit in 2016/17 although he has only started twice. His strike against Rise and Shine marks his first goal in close to a year.

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