Parker netted his ninth league goal of the season to help Chiefs to their ninth straight victory in his team’s 1-0 win over SuperSport at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Wednesday
Kaizer came into this clash at the back of their 2-0 victory over Moroka Swallows last Friday while SuperSport United defeated neighbours AmaTuks last week.
AmaKhosi were quick to get out of the blocks against Matsatsantsa and nearly took the lead in the 7th minute when Bernard Parker’s header from Knowledge Musona’s cross narrowly missed the target.
The home side then won the free-kick in the 16th minute after Mor Diouf was adjudged to have fouled Parker outside the SuperSport United’s box.
The PSL leading goalscorer Parker dusted himself up to curl the resultant free-kick into the back of Ronwen Williams’ net for his 9th goal of the season.
SuperSport United hit back immediately after conceding that goal, but Lebogang Manyama made too many touches on the edge of the box and allowed Chiefs’ defence to recover and clear their lines.
Dino Ndlovu should have punished Chiefs in the 29th minute after a defence-splitting pass from Manyama, but the former Maccabi Haifa forward failed to get the ball past Itumeleng Khune.
On 31 minutes, Musona came close to doubling AmaKhosi’s lead when he bent his effort around the Matsatsantsa keeper Williams, only to be denied by the upright.
The defending champions held on to their lead going into the second half despite several attempts from the Tshwane outfit.
Manyama shot from distance in the 58th minute after been given enough space by the Chiefs’ defence, but Khune was equal to the task as he punched the SuperSport United attacker’s shot back to play.
Matsatsantsa then put Chiefs under pressure as they continued to search for the equaliser, but their real attack came in the 71st minute when David Mathebula’s long range shot went straight into Khune’s arms.
Reneilwe Letsholonyane did well to find Musona on the edge of the SuperSport box in the 78th minute, but Williams fantastically parried the Zimbabwean’s left-footed effort away for a corner.
Siyabonga Nkosi’s out-of-the-box shot went inches wide and high of Wiliams’ goal before Musona’s effort from inside the box was blocked by Diouf with less than five minutes on the clock.
Substitute Matthew Rusike gained possession 18-yards out, but his rocket was brilliantly tipped over the bar by the Matsatsantsa keeper Ronwen Williams.
In the end, Parker’s first half goal was enough to see Amakhosi claim their ninth consecutive win, which is also their 12th win of the season in their opening 17 games.