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PSL talking points: Kaizer Chiefs captain Parker sparking a revival

12:59 GMT+3 22/11/2021
Bernard Parker Kaizer Chiefs
After a tough start to the 2021/ 2022 season for Stuart Baxter's side, the Glamour Boys are starting to find some winning momentum of late.

Kaizer Chiefs made it four wins from five league games with victory over Maritzburg United, while Orlando Pirates continued to stutter as they were held to a goalless stalemate by Golden Arrows.

  • Bernard Parker, Kaizer Chiefs & Marcel Engelhardt, Maritzburg United, November 2021

    1. Parker on a mission

    Kaizer Chiefs captain Bernard Parker has been leading from the front in recent weeks. Having scored a brace against SuperSport United in a 2-1 win late in October, the former Bafana Bafana striker got Amakhosi's only goal in their 1-0 win over Maritzburg United. You could see by the celebrations what it meant to him, and it also lifted the Glamour Boys to within just three points of second-placed Stellenbosch.

  • Abel Mabaso, Orlando Pirates & Pule Mmodi, Golden Arrows, November 2021

    2. Bucs short on ammunition

    While the Chiefs front-line has been showing promise with Khama Billiat, Keagan Dolly and Parker, Orlando Pirates fired blanks against Golden Arrows in a 0-0 draw.

    In their last 10 matches in all competitions, the Buccaneers have managed only six goals. Injuries are part of the problem, but so too has been the form in front of goal of some of the Pirates strikers, while the new signings upfront over the past two seasons have failed to convince.

  • Edwin Gyimah Sekhukhune United

    3. Old boys show their mettle

    While Bafana Bafana boss Hugo Broos has turned to youth, a number of veteran campaigners played a pivotal role for their clubs on the weekend.

    Chippa United winger Mogakolodi Ngele netted a 75th-minute winner against Baroka FC, Edwin Gyimah got the only goal of the game in Sekhukhune United's win over Royal AM, Lerato Lamola snatched a late winner for Marumo Gallants over SuperSport United and Keagan Buchanan notched an 88th-minute equalizer for AmaZulu in their 2-2 draw with Stellenbosch FC.

  • Swallows FC starting XI November 2021

    4. Swallows' slide continues

    Swallows coach Brandon Truter will be feeling the pressure after his side lost 1-0 to fellow strugglers TS Galaxy on Sunday. That extended the Birds' winless streak to 10 league matches and they subsequently dropped into the relegation zone.

  • Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies.

    5. Serial winners Sundowns

    It's not directly PSL related but the Mamelodi Sundowns ladies side has to get a mention for doing the Tshwane club and the nation proud with their victory in the inaugural Women’s Champions League crown in the Egyptian capital, Cairo on Friday. They beat Ghana’s Hasaacas Ladies 2-0. The men's team were meanwhile held to a 0-0 draw away to Cape Town City.