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Why Coaches keep playing Bernard Parker

Many Amakhosi fans hate the sight of Parker, whenever his name is in the lineup they immediately bet against their team.

It's easy to see that going forward Parker doesn’t contribute at all and he makes silly mistakes, misplacing passes, late passes and shooting even though there is a better positioned player who would do better or even score.

Suprisingly he keeps getting game-time ahead of the likes of Baccus, Manyama, Mashiane etc who would do way better than him. The question is, why is he still selected ahead of better players?

The answer is simple, for his contribution when Chiefs is not in possession of the ball. He marks and tries very hard to win the ball back so he helps a lot defensively even though he is poor going forward. He is naturally a forward and the fans still expect him to score goals but then age caught up with him and he can’t dribble and score like he used to, but he can defend and mark. Another factor is the fact that he is a senior player in the team and some players see him as an idol.

Having him on the field increases morale and he is vocal so he helps the coach from the inside.

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