PSL

Chiefs have a 'spark of energy' says Parker

Bernard Parker (Gallo Images)
Bernard Parker (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs forward Bernard Parker believes the players are doubling their efforts at training to try and impress new coach Ernst Middendorp.

Middendorp was recently appointed for his second stint in charge after previous mentor Giovanni Solinas was sacked following some poor form.

The German will have his first Absa Premiership match in charge against SuperSport United on Wednesday at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit.

In addition, he will be supported by former Amakhosi striker Shaun Bartlett as his assistant.

Speaking to reporters, Parker said: "As I have seen with the players, there's been a spark of energy and that's what we need.

"There's been positive energy from the players, wanting to prove themselves to the new coach and that's good.

"It puts everybody on their toes, to give good competition to the teammates. That's a plus and that's what we need."

Speaking of facing SuperSport, the 32-year-old added: "We are eager. We are at the stage where we want to bounce back from our position and get amongst the log leaders.

"That's our aim right now. I am sure with this spark and energy that we have coming to the game, it's good to have such excitement and positivity."

Kick-off is at 19:30.

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