Former Bafana striker Bafana was speaking ahead of Amakhosi’s league clash with TTM at the Peter Mokaba stadium on Tuesday night, kick-off at 5 p.m.
Kaizer Chiefs utility player Bernard Parker called for increased mental focus in an attempt to eradicate their mistakes.
Individual mistakes have cost the Chiefs dearly this season and that was still the case last weekend in the 2-2 draw with Bloemfontein Celtic.
On the one hand, Siyabonga Ngezana was guilty of giving an unnecessary penalty for a reckless challenge on Tebogo Pontsane, who was converted by Victor Letsoalo.
However, this was only the latest of a number of costly and preventable mistakes, and Parker rallied the Chiefs’ troops to be more aware of their actions on the ground.
“Right now what we do the most is mental preparation which will be key for us. It happens because we show fighting spirit and we show willpower, ”Parker said, as quoted by IOL.
“Our effort on the pitch is good. Here and there we make mistakes, so mental preparation has to be more important than our physical preparation because we often give easy opportunities to our opponents.”
Parker, who often plays a deeper midfielder role for the Chiefs these days, also believes that Amakhosi can take some positives from the Celtic draw.
And although TTM is second from the bottom of the table and the Chiefs beat them 3-0 in the first round, he admits it could be a very difficult game.
“We got a lot of positives from Celtic’s game. It’s good that we focus on the positives and let those aspects lead us to the next game, ”Parker added.
“Going forward we are well aware of how our opponents are playing and we are also well prepared.
“We are aware of what is happening at this point in the season where the teams are competing for certain positions. We are also fighting to finish in a respectable position.
“It will be a fight for us and a tough game. We are up to the challenge, showing spirit and unity. It is up to us now to be ready for the fight.
Tuesday’s game against TTM kicks off at 5:00 p.m. at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.