The massive clear-out at Kaizer Chiefs has claimed veteran attacker Bernard Parker.
This week, Chiefs confirmed the departures of Daniel Cardoso, Lebogang Manyama, Lazarous Kambole, Daniel Akpeyi, Samir Nurković and Kearyn Baccus and goalkeeper coach Lee Baxter.
Amakhosi are in another rebuilding phase after an unprecedented seventh campaign without silverware in 2021-2022.
Chiefs have already confirmed the off-season signings of Stellenbosch duo centreback Zitha Kwinika and striker Ashley du Preez.
Zwane, assistant Dillon Sheppard and sporting director Kaizer Motaung Jr are expected to announce more signings and player clear-outs in the 2022-2023 preseason.
“His exceptional talent and leadership helped Amakhosi to win four major trophies, including two league titles. His professionalism, both on and off the field, is an object example to any aspiring young footballer.
“Thank you for your great service and dedication to the club, ‘Hond’. You remain a true legend.”
Kaizer Chiefs have announced the departure of a veteran attacker after 11 years at the club.
Bernard Parker’s contract is set to expire at the end of June 2022 and the club has opted against renewing it.
The 36-year-old’s exit is the ninth player departure announced by the Soweto giants in the last three days.
In a statement, Chiefs said; “Kaizer Chiefs will sadly not renew Bernard Parker’s contract when it expires at the end of June 2022. Parker, a bona fide Kaizer Chiefs legend, will leave the club he has served with distinction for 11 years.”
Parker, who joined Amakhosi back in 2011 from the Eredivisie side, FC Twente leaves Naturena having made 359 appearances with 62 goals to his name. He clinched four major trophies, including two league titles.
“His professionalism, both on and off the field, is an object example to any aspiring young footballer. Thank you for your great service and dedication to the Club, ‘Hond’. You remain a true legend”.
The Soweto giants are cleaning house as they ended their seventh campaign without winning any silverware with Arthur Zwane entrusted with leading the club into a new era.
Amakhosi, who recently confirmed Arthur Zwane as coach to replace Stuart Baxter, announced on Friday that the contract of the former Bafana Bafana striker will not be renewed when it expires at the end of the month.