Absa Premiership

Parker: Chiefs can win title race

2017-03-22 12:11
Bernard Parker (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs forward Bernard Parker is adamant they can still challenge for the Premiership trophy, despite losing ground in their most recent encounter against Baroka.

Amakhosi sit fourth in the table with 36 points amassed from their 21 matches played this season and find themselves three points off-the-pace from the top of the table.

However, fellow title contenders Bidvest Wits, Mamelodi Sundowns and SuperSport United have the advantage over Steve Komphela's side as they have less games played and more points garnered.

"I think it is still possible that we can win all nine games," Parker told the SowetanLIVE website.

"We also still have the Nedbank Cup to play for, so we are very much still in it."

The 31-year-old netted his fourth goal of the campaign from the spot to restore Chiefs' one-goal lead against Bakgaga, but a fine individual effort 15 minutes from time forced the two teams to share the spoils.

"It's disappointing for us that we dropped two points. We had a great positive start, but they scored a good goal," Parker added.

"In the second-half, we came out guns blazing and kept pushing until the hour mark when we went a little bit on the back foot. We allowed them to come at us until they got the (second) goal."

The Glamour Boys face reigning champions Sundowns in their next league encounter on Saturday, April 1 at the FNB Stadium.

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