Parker: Playing for Kaizer Chiefs is more like playing in Europe

In an exclusive interview with, Bernard Parker reveals why he decided to stay at Chiefs despite overseas interest

Kaizer Chiefs striker Bernard Parker has told that he has found a new home at Naturena since joining the club at the beginning of 2011/2012 season.

Parker extended his contract with the Glamour Boys last week and he will remain at Chiefs for the next three seasons despite attracting interest from several European clubs.

“Chiefs have been good to me from the first  day I got here and I had to be loyal to them. It has been difficult at times, but the management and the technical team were and are always behind me,” Parker told

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“Signing a new contract wasn’t difficult at all, because I want to be here (at Chiefs). I have found a new home here and I am grateful,” he said.

The Bafana striker also added that he is happy with the level of professionalism at AmaKhosi and he believes that the structure is almost the same as in Europe.

Parker was reportedly on his way to overseas after his agent publicly revealed that there are teams interested for his services, but the 27-year-old striker feels that he is not ready to move to Europe as yet.

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“Playing for Chiefs is more like playing in Europe. I don’t think it was the right time for me to consider an overseas move. I mean, I have just discovered my form and I need to continue doing well,” added Parker.

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