The Amakhosi marksman and his team-mates are in the Mother City for a PSL game which will surely test their strength up front in the absence of ace striker Knowledge Musona.
Musona is out with a shoulder injury and the task of scoring goals is likely to be handed to Parker, Kingston Nkhatha and Lehlohonolo Majoro, by coach Stuart Baxter.
Parker and his club-mates travelled to Cape Town fully aware of the threat Ajax pose. The Urban Warriors were one of the few teams able to inflict defeat to Chiefs in their title-winning season when they beat them 2-1 at Cape Town Stadium, which is also tonight’s venue.
But in that win for Ajax the star of the show was former striker Mabhuti Khenyeza, who has since joined Mpumalanga Black Aces.
“Ajax are a problematic team,” Parker told his club website. “They are full of youngsters who are full of energy and excitement. No doubt we are expecting a tough encounter.”
Parker said his team will not change their approach to the game. “We will approach them just like we do with our other games,” he said. “At least we know what to expect from them and like all my team-mates, we just want to win on the day.”
The home side will look into the availability of defender Thulani Hlatshwayo, who has just recovered from a head injury, to stop Chiefs in their tracks.
The game starts at 7.30pm.