Kaizer Chiefs striker Bernard Parker has urged his teammates to take advantage of the fact that Orlando Pirates players are still adapting since Roger de Sa's exitThe 27-year old missed Chiefs' 2-0 Absa Premiership defeat to Platinum Stars at Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Wednesday. Parker is likely to start against Pirateson Saturday at FNB Stadium as they look to return to winning ways in the league.
"It's a big game and no doubt this must be a Kaizer Chiefs Derby. We owe it to our supporters. I can say upfront that we will make it a Derby of goals. We will try as much as possible to win this game," Parker told Chiefs' official website.
Bucs have a new head coach in former Amakhosi mentor Vladimir Vermezovic. The Serbian tactician masterminded a 1-0 Absa Premiership victory over Moroka Swallows away on Wednesday night. It was Vermezovic's first match in charge of the Buccaneers.
"We must have it in our frame of mind that this is another important game. We will not put ourselves under any undue pressure. We are all professionals enough to bounce from the midweek loss in Rustenburg," he said.
"We have to make up for the midweek loss. Pirates haven't been consistent this season. Pirates have a new coach and their players are still adapting to his tactics. Hopefully we can pounce while they are still adapting," he added.
"We are a transformed team this time. Coach Vladimir Vermezovic might know some of the players, but he will not know the current Chiefs' way of playing," he concluded.