Cape Town - Kaizer
Chiefs forward Bernard Parker believes his goal drought in recent
seasons could be to do with no longer being played as a number 10 with
the Glamour Boys.
During his earlier career under Stuart Baxter, the 31-year-old
operated as more of a central player and plundered 29 league goals in
three seasons with Amakhosi.
However, under current mentor Steve Komphela his numbers have fallen
seemingly due to a change in his position in attack. In 67 appearances
since 2015/16, the player has managed nine goals in 67 appearances.
As such, Parker has hinted that his different role upfront has led to
a less prolific strike-rate. Speaking to reporters, the Bafana Bafana
international said: "We have to do the business as a team, it shouldn't
be based on individuals. It's not only up to the strikers to score
"For example, I played most of my career at the number 10 position,
giving so many assists for others to score. However, on top of that, I
scored a lot of goals. If a striker doesn't score, it's up to the
midfielders and even defenders to help out."
The outfit from Naturena are back in action in the Nedbank Cup
last-16 on Saturday against Stellenbosch at the Moses Mabhida Stadium.
The action gets underway at 20:15 in Durban.