Phakaaathi Reporter
Football writer
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30 Apr 2015
2:05 pm

Parker joy at “history books” goal

Phakaaathi Reporter

Bernard Parker is delighted that Kaizer Chiefs set a new Absa Premiership points record by beating Mamelodi Sundowns on Wednesday evening.

Bernard Parker celebrates his goal against Sundowns. Pic: Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Amakhosi had already captured the league title when they went up against the Brazilians in Atteridgeville. But Parker’s late goal ensured a 1-0 win that moved Chiefs to 66 points, setting a new record for a 16-team top-flight, with two games left to play.

The previous record of 65 points was set by Sundowns last season.

“It’s a great feeling to beat that record,” Parker told the Chiefs official website.

“It means that, as a team, we will be in the Kaizer Chiefs history books. That’s something to achieve as a player. However, the season is not yet finished. There is more to come.”

Parker netted in the last minute of stoppage time on Wednesday, throwing himself at the ball inside the area, his effort deflecting off Sundowns goalkeeper Dennis Onyango and then hitting Parker again before going in.

“It was a half chance,” said Parker.

“I had to dive to get to the ball earlier than the defender, I went in with full force and it paid off, goal!

“That moment is unexplainable,” he added on the feeling of scoring against Sundowns.

“It shows that hard work pays off.”