Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs forward Bernard Parker believes
there is a strong spirit developing at the club following Sunday's 2-0 win over
Cape Town City in the Nedbank Cup.
Goals from Hendrick Ekstein and Dumisani Zuma ensured that
the Glamour Boys advanced to the semi-finals of the competition.
Chiefs will meet Chippa United in the last four whereas in
the second semi Golden Arrows are set to take on National First Division outfit
Nonetheless, Parker was man-of-the-match in the victory over
the Citizens and he hailed the improving spirit in the entire club as a whole.
Speaking to SuperSport after the game, he said:
"Firstly, I would like to thank the fans for coming out here in numbers.
"I'm sure that everybody from all across the country,
from every corner is here today. I would like to thank them for the support and
the support from the Kaizer Chiefs family and the support staff.
"It's unbelievable what we did here today. We managed
the game well. We kept them on the backfoot. We got a few chances. We could
have got more goals. But the good thing is that we got goals and we got the
"I know the coach (Ernst Middendorp) is not completely
happy. He knows we can do better. But we can improve from here. We can take all
the positives from today and put it in our back pocket and correct our
mistakes. From there we can go on. This is the kind of spirit, the Kaizer
Chiefs culture that the supporters need to see week in and week out.
"There's a lot of trust here. We trust ourselves. We
trust our teammates. We can have more percentages on the belief. It's all in
the mind. More of mental strength, more percentage on the mental strength, the
positives and I'm sure the belief will then automatically come out."
The Glamour Boys are next in action in the Premiership on
Saturday when they face struggling Baroka at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.
Kick-off is from 18:00.