Category : Football | Posted on 2020-09-02 By : Mpendulo Sithole Image : Supplied
Kaizer Chiefs striker Bernard Parker has revealed that the 'Glamour Boys' are mentally ready to face Lehlohonolo Seema's Chippa United side in a battle for crucial three points.
Chiefs need the points to continue leading the log and keeping their league title hopes alive, whereas, Chippa United need the points to be completely safe from the relegation zone.
'Amakhosi' have been leading the log since the beginning of the 2019/2020 campaign, however, they have dropped points post-lockdown which led to Mamelodi Sundowns catching up on them and being level with points.
Both league contenders have 53 points each and Chiefs is still on top due to goal difference but now they are playing under pressure to collect all necessary points.
Since football came back from suspension, Chiefs have only managed to win one game out of six matches. They have played two draws, one win, and three losses.
Bernard Parker told the media that the team is mentally ready to fight for the points and winning the league as means of celebrating the club's 50th anniversary in style.
"Our preparation has been more mental than physical itself. The preparations have been going well in terms of us regrouping, rejuvenating, resting, and also tuning then mind in a more positive approach into our next match," Parker explained to the media.
"We are happy that everyone is on the same page, everyone is looking forward to win and that's the most important thing to do, and so far so good but we will see what happens in the field of play when everyone gives their 120%."
"We are well aware of the high expectations and the high pressure, and everyone who supports the team wants us to deliver the title and that's the goal and our focus with the 50 years celebration that's what the Chairman has laid and the past-previous players also left the legacy for us to carry on and as players we have been praying and connecting energetically in terms of how we are going to approach the last two games which is war."
"Our lives depend on it, it's a do or die moments, and it's good to see that we have made an agreement and pledged that we are definitely going out there with fire in our eyes and fighting for what we deserve which is the league title," Parker concluded.
Chiefs will be playing their last game against Baroka FC, however, they still need to win the game against Chippa United for them to stay at the top and keep their title hopes alive. The game will kick-off tonight at 18:00 at Orlando Stadium.