One of players who are amongst Kaizer Chiefs FC longest serving players, Bernard Parker has revealed shocking information that happens before leaving Naturena gates.
TS Galaxy forward Bernard Parker has made shocking revelations about his exit from the Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs.
Parker parted ways with Amakhosi in June 2022 after spending 11 years at the club.
During his stay at the Glamour Boys, the 37-year-old veteran striker scored 64 goals in 359 games. The talented goalscorer wore the captain armband for Chiefs for two seasons before his departure.
‘Die Hond’, as he’s affectionately known, did not beat around the bush as he spilled the beans on what transpired before his departure at the DStv Premiership giant.
BERNARD PARKER ON KAIZER CHIEFS’ DEPARTURE
“I was told to go on holiday and then come back and tell them [Chiefs] what I want to do,” said Parker on Metro FM on Thursday night.
“I came back and told them what I wanted to do. But I never heard anything back from them. That’s when I had to make certain decisions because I have a family that I need to look after.”
Bernard Parker during his stay at Kaizer Chiefs.
Bernard Parker during his stay at Kaizer Chiefs
‘EVEN OTHER PLAYERS LEFT THE SAME WAY’
Parker did not stop there, as he further revealed that other players left Chiefs the same way he did.
“Even players that left Chiefs the same way that I left, said ‘Ha, you’re one of us, we thought you would stay on in another role at Chiefs’. Even I was surprised with how things ended at Chiefs,” added Parker.
However, the former Bafana Bafana international went on to say that he has moved on from what happened when he left Chiefs.
“I acknowledge that I was done wrong at Chiefs but I moved on,” said ‘Die Hond’.
The Rockets striker Parker recently obtained a CAF C Coaching Licence.
“I have tried to take on as much as possible in terms of studying [football and sport-related studies] and preparing myself for life after football,” he stated.
Some people wanted Bernard Parker to leave Kaizer Chiefs FC during his days at Chiefs. Here is what our analyser Senzo Sambo said about Parker while still at Amakhosi. .
“Bernard Parker is like the ANC! When elections are approaching service delivery is spot on but after they are elected goes back to default.
“Same as Bernard Parker he has been doing this for the past 4seasons performing when his contract is about to come to an end so that he earns a new contract.
“People say i hate Parker i don’t hate him i hate how he sabotage certain players he is the reason for Khama Billiat failure at Kaizer Chiefs FC.” – he added.
In other news, former Kaizer Chiefs FC winger and current Idiski TV analyser, Junior Khanye, is well known by criticising the way Kaizer Chiefs FC management, players and coaches do things. However, since the appointment of Cavin Johnson, Khanye seem to be having a soft spot for Chiefs in his hearts.
First of all, Chiefs won against Capetown Spurs this week and he is rarely known for not giving Chiefs a credit. He analysed Wednesday game, and mentioned how Chiefs improved. He said he sees some improvements in Kaizer Chiefs FC team, he also gave credit to Edson Castillo by telling how he scored a beautiful header. However, he said the coach was let down by deffenders, for letting two goals in the their own net.
In other news, Nkosingphile Ngcobo did not get minutes in the field of play under r the head coach Molefi Ntseki. Kaizer Chiefs FC fans were criticising Ntseki for not giving the youngster a chance to show case his talent. However, it has finally been confirmed officially that what was the reason why Ngcobo was not playing.
According to Cavin Johnson, Nkosingphile Ngcobo was still recovering from a five months injury. This simply means Ngcobo was injured, that is the reason why he was not playing.
In other news, our analyser Senzo Sambo, has commented about the Chiefs midfielder issues. Here is what he said.
“Kaizer Chiefs inability to rotate and retain the ball shows. Once again let me try to explain a few things.
“Kaizer Chiefs lacks calma,pausa and better ball rotation, something that we tried to improve on yesterday only because of 1 player. Nkosingphile Ngcobo is talent those who saw will tell you he plays exactly like Allende and even better, despite his touches and passes mina i was watching his movement in the pockets always providing that option for player’s to pass him inbetween the lines.
“If you saw yesterday in the first half and even first 15 minutes of second half, every movement went through the Midfield there was no bypass why? Because Nkosingphile Ngcobo dropped back in the build up phase to help us beat the counter press and secondary pressing, when we were building up Castillo was actually going high allowing Mshini to come get the ball.
“There were instances where Kaizer Chiefs was attacking, but Mshini calmed the game and brought that pausa, and we moved the ball arround and his ability to protect the ball and beat the press is amazing.
“When you are able to have that pausa and calma, you allow your player’s to catch a little bit of breath as you rotate the ball, this helps you get the opponents attack and Midfield to be tired, and by the time they get the ball back they don’t have enough stamina to attack with explosiveness whole your team will have stamina and quickly counter press and win the ball.
“But if in every attack you want to run at the opponent, then you are exposing yourselves to tiredness, and when you are tired they will deal with you with counter attacks. If you saw last 20 minutes after Mshini was subbed, you could literally see Edmilson Dove,Frosler and Maart tired because there was no more retention and calma, the ball kept on bypassing the midfield with Mdantsane losing ball position and we got overrun.
“Nkosingphile Ngcobo is key and player’s like him are rare, Sundowns had to pay R52 Million to get something closer to that, Barcelona dominated world football because they had a player like that in Xavi. Once Kaizer Chiefs learns to retain the ball possession,rotate it a little bit better they will manage to gain control and score more goals. Even Pirates lack a player that can give them thatx hence they can’t manage a lead.
“Ask yourself why it’s hard to score against Sundowns when they are leading, it’s because they move the ball around getting you tired, by the time you back ball possession you are tired to have the speed for a counter attack.”