St Bernard has not only set records, but also the standard at ...



St Bernard has not only set records, but also the standard at Chiefs

During his decade at Chiefs, Bernard Parker’s dedication and work ethic have made him a credit to himself and the club

Sports reporter

Bernard Parker will have a fascinating story to tell when he finally hangs up his boots as a professional football player.

The Kaizer Chiefs veteran has had a career highlighted by success and struggle, especially if one looks at the decade he’s spent at Naturena — a decade which has divided opinion among football fanatics (mainly Chiefs fans). There are those who are still impressed with his commitment and performance for Amakhosi and those who feel he’s overstayed his welcome.

The 35-year-old player, who often wears the club captain’s armband, joined Chiefs as a striker at the beginning of the 2011-12 season. But as his pace has waned in the past five years he’s been used by many coaches at Naturena either as a winger or, as we saw recently with former coach Gavin Hunt, as a central midfielder...

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