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Bernard Parker relaxed over new Kaizer Chiefs deal

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Bernard Parker (Gallo Images)
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Bernard Parker is in no rush to sign a new Kaizer Chiefs contract as he focuses on doing well for the club in the current season.

The 35-year-old joined Chiefs in 2011 from FC Twente and has gone on to play over 300 games for the DStv Premiership side.

Parker's current contract comes to an end in June, with agent Mike Makaab explaining that talks will take place postseason.

He told the SowetanLIVE: "We truly are not going to – and we've had a chat with Bernard on it – look at this seriously until closer to the end of the season.

"We're not desperate‚ he's not desperate. And we'll sit down and have a discussion with him as to how he sees his future as a player. And thereafter, we'll look at what our next step is."

Makaab added: "He's a great role model to the younger players‚ he's a great personality in the change room‚ he's got incredible experience.

"And as I said to somebody the other day‚ Bernard doesn't want to be playing 90 minutes every week. But players have got to put their hand up and say‚ 'I deserve to play ahead of him‚ and when I do get the chance, I'm going to show you what I can produce'."

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