Bernard Parker is enjoying a revival in game time under Ernst Middendorp at Kaizer Chiefs‚ and hopes the club’s supporters understand that his role now‚ at 32‚ is more about creating goals than scoring them. Chiefs‚ in sixth place in the Premiership‚ meet ninth-placed Highlands Park at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on Saturday (kickoff 6pm). Parker started the season being utilised mostly as a substitute by Giovanni Solinas. He might have scored just one goal in 2018-19‚ but Middendorp‚ who clearly has respect for the veteran’s experience and intelligence‚ has increasingly utilised Parker‚ often as an outside right. The Bafana Bafana 2010 World Cup star might have lost some pace, but he says that his role now‚ even playing out wide‚ is more of a link man — capable of making passes that release teammates and getting into space to put in quality crosses. Once regularly a PSL top scorer‚ Parker has struggled for goals in the past four seasons. Part of that‚ he said‚ has been down to ...

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