According to KickOff.com, Lead trainer Stuart Baxter on Sunday sang the commendations of match-champ Bernard Parker as the Kaizer Chiefs veteran assailant quieted his cynics in a 2-1 success over SuperSport United.
Parker scored a support in a Man of the Match execution as Chiefs moved to the fifth position in the DStv Premiership standings with a urgent success over an undefeated SuperSport side at the Lucas Moripe Stadium.
According to KickOff.com, The 35-year-old has come in for extreme analysis from Chiefs fans as of late particularly after a disappointing effort last season. Talking after the last whistle, Baxter commended the veteran aggressor for his application on and off the field.
"Without wanting to sound like I’m having a swipe at anybody, I just think we're living and playing football in a time where it's all about quick fixes and instant success," Baxter said to KickOff.com.
"When you've worked as long and as hard as Bernard has, it's very easy for people to say you're over the hill and you're not up to it. They've been saying that for a long time.
"They've said that about Shabba [Siphiwe Tshabalala] seven years before he retired, they said it about Yeye [Reneilwe Letsholonyane], they've said that about a lot of players.- he added to KickOff.com.
"So that's the one thing, and we've got to live with that as players and coaches because that is the society and world we're living in at the moment."-he continued to KickOff.com.
Stuart also added that Bernard has set an example to the other players and should look to emulate.
"I've just said to the players that they are privileged to have a senior professional like Bernard Parker who puts in the shift he put in tonight," Baxter added to KickOff.com.
"He gets the two goals that wins us the three points and who is an absolute glowing example of the sort of players that we want to produce in South Africa.
"Hardworking, humble, a good team player and responsible in society and for that reason, and that reason alone Bernard Parker is worth a place at Kaizer Chiefs.- he told KickOff.com.
"But he's more than that, he's still a very, very competitive player.
"When everyone's fit, will he play every game? I don’t know. But certainly, Bernard is one of those players who is a pleasure to have around the club."- he concluded to KickOff.com.
Chiefs will be going all out when they face Stellenbosch FC at FNB Stadium in a league match on the 2nd of November and they will surely be aiming to it three wins in a row.
Kick-off is at 15:30.
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