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Emotional Parker On Breaking Chiefs Record

Bernard Parker was visibly emotional after breaking Siphiwe Tshabalala’s all-time record for Kaizer Chiefs after years of “negativity”.

The 35-year-old scored both goals in Amakhosi’s 2-1 win at SuperSport United on Sunday, taking his Chiefs tally to 60 in the PSL era.

The brace were Parker’s first two goals in the DStv Premiership and as a consequence he’s overtaken Shabba’s 58 goals.

“I just want to thank God that I managed to break the record,” he told SuperSport TV after the match.

“Thanks to everyone, especially my family, who’ve always been there for me through tough times. 

“Big up to the lads that we managed to stay strong, we managed to close the spaces, knowing that SuperSport is a dangerous team and how well they’ve done so far. 

“This is a massive win for and I believe there is more to come from us.”

Parker, though, had to go off injured and explained he left everything on the pitch.

“What the coach has asked from me to make runs behind them,” he added.

“As I mentioned earlier on in our movement, which was very key, which was very important. I tried to do as much movement as possible for the team and I got the goals.

“I tried to do more and unfortunately I got injured. It’s now back to recovery and shift our focus back onto the next game.”

The Chiefs veteran got emotional when asked what it meant to break Tshabalala’s record, making reference to the criticism he’s received over the years.

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“Thank you very much, I just want to send a shoutout to my people who have been there for me through all the negativity I got over the last years,” he explained.

“Thank you for always believing in mere especially my wife and thanks to God.”

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