Bernard Parker Is Hungry for Another Soweto Derby, Believes Kaizer Chiefs Know How to Beat Orlando Pirates

Bernard Parker Is Hungry for Another Soweto Derby, Believes Kaizer Chiefs Know How to Beat Orlando Pirates

  • Kaizer Chiefs stalwart, Bernard Parker, is getting fit and ready to take on Orlando Pirates in the DStv Premiership
  • Bernard Parker has competed in 30 Soweto Derbies and admits that he hates losing to Orlando Pirates
  • Orlando Pirates will host Kaizer Chiefs in the Soweto Derby this weekend with both teams looking for a win to secure second place on the table

The Soweto Derby takes centre stage this weekend and no player is more excited than Bernard Parker.

Parker has competed in 30 Soweto Derbies over the years, 21 of those coming in the DStv Premiership.

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Bernard Parker is eager to beat Orlando Pirates with Kaizer Chiefs in the Soweto Derby. Image: Lee Warren
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The Kaizer Chiefs legend cannot contain his excitement at the chance to face Amakhosi’s bitter rivals and is training hard to ensure that he is part of the matchday squad.

As reported on the Kaizer Chiefs website, Parker said that he never wanted to go through the experience of losing the Soweto Derby.

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“One of the best derbies I featured in was captaining the team in the 100th league derby last season, which we won. While I would describe these games as always being a nerve-wracking encounter, I never want to lose against Pirates,” Parker said.

Parker is also confident that Chiefs have what it takes to beat Pirates once again

As reported by The South African, Parker said that he knows Pirates have a certain flair, but with his years of experience, he knows how to contain and manage the Buccaneers.

A win in the Soweto Derby will be more important this year as both teams are looking to secure second place in the DStv Premiership. With Royal AM and Stellenbosch also challenging, neither of the Soweto giants can afford to drop any points.

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Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter is intent on keeping their bitter rivals, Orlando Pirates, under his boot when the rivals collide in the Soweto Derby on Saturday afternoon, Sports Brief earlier reported.

Having already defeated the Buccaneers 2-1 in the corresponding DStv Premiership fixture in November 2021, the Amakhosi also leapfrogged them on the log table on Saturday night with a win against Baroka FC.

The match will be the 17th time that Stuart Baxter has taken on the Sea Robbers, pitting his wits against co-coaches Mandla Ncikazi and Fadlu Davids this time around, and he has only lost one of those games.

Source: Sports Brief News