Mzwakhe Ngwenya
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5 Oct 2014
8:56 am

Chiefs show depth again Maritzburg

Mzwakhe Ngwenya

Bernard Parker opened his goal scoring account on Saturday evening with a winning goal for Kaizer Chiefs against in their 1-0 win over Maritzburg United in a Telkom Knockout match.

FILE PICTURE: Bernard Parker of Chiefs wins the header during the Absa Premiership match between Kaizer Chiefs and Maritzburg United at FNB Stadium on September 27, 2014 in Soweto, South Africa. (Photo by Duif du Toit/Gallo Images)

Parker started his second game this season having been a benchwarmer since returning from injury last month.

Parker’s goal in the first half saw Chiefs unbeaten in 12 matches, with seven matches in the PSL and five in cup games.

The Bafana Bafana striker scored with his chest following a cross from Sphiwe Tshabalala.

This 1-0 win at FNB Stadium was the second for Chiefs within a week after Chiefs beat the KwaZulu-Natal side by the same scoreline, a week ago today.

Amakhosi coach, Stuart Baxter, made a few alterations to starting line-up from the team as Morgan Gould, Kgotso Moleko, Reyaad Pieterse, Siyabonga Nkosi all started, having not played last week.

On the bench Baxter kept regular starters such as Eric Mathoho, Reneilwe Letsholonyane, George Lebese, George Maluleka and goalkeeper Brilliant Khuzwayo.

This showed some depth in the Chiefs side.

United did not impose themselves enough against Chiefs at Nasrec as the home side kept dictating terms throughout the game.