Kaizer Chiefs striker Bernard Parker expects emotional backlash from Chippa United

Kaizer Chiefs, Bernard Parker against Cape Town City
Tempers flared the last time this two teams met in a cup match, and Parker believes Chippa United are still hurting from their previous loss to Chiefs

Striker Bernard Parker said Kaizer Chiefs know what to expect from Chippa United in Wednesday's league encounter at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

The two sides met in the quarter-finals of the Telkom Knockout Cup less than three weeks ago, with Chiefs securing their passage to the semi-finals after some controversial refereeing decisions.

Teboho Moloi and his charges found it hard to accept the defeat, as they felt the referee hugely favoured Amakhosi on the day.   

"We know what to expect against Chippa. We played them a few weeks ago, and I think, the way things ended the last time, Chippa weren't happy – the whole team and the coach," Parker told reporters.

Parker expects an emotional encounter against the Chilli Boys, who will definitely be eager to prove a point against the Soweto giants, but he warned his teammates to keep calm and stick to their game plan.  

"We know they will come out strong and it will be more of an emotional game for them, and it's just for us to keep calm and do our thing," he said. 

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The 31-year-old said Chiefs are now focusing on finishing 2017 on a high following a series of unimpressive results of late. 

Steve Komphela's men have drawn their last four league matches, and pressure continues to mount on the players and coach to start producing positive results. 

"Our focus now is to end the year on a high. We can collect maximum points from our three games [of the year]," added Parker.