Kaizer Chiefs stars Bernard Parker and Daniel Akpeyi extend their contracts at Naturena

Bernard Parker of Kaizer Chiefs during the Absa Premiership 2019/20 match between Kaizer Chiefs and Highlands Park at the FNB Stadium, Johannesburg on the 08 January 2020.
Bernard Parker of Kaizer Chiefs during the Absa Premiership 2019/20 match between Kaizer Chiefs and Highlands Park at the FNB Stadium, Johannesburg on the 08 January 2020.
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Premiership leades Kaizer Chiefs confirmed on Wednesday that former Bafana Bafana striker Bernard Parker and Nigerian goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi have extended their contracts at Naturena.

Parker joined Amakhosi in 2011 from FC Twente in Holland and has extended his stay with the club by one season until June next year. Akpeyi's recent form and elevation to the Chiefs No1 jersey   has earned himself a two-year contract extension to 2022.

Parker is one of the longest serving members of the current team together with Willard Katsande.

Akpeyi's contract extension will raise questions marks over the future of  previous No1 Itumeleng Khune, who has not seen much action this season despite fully recovering from a shoulder injury that led to the signing of the Nigerian.

“We are pleased to announce that Bernard Parker's contract has been extended by one season ending in June 2021.

"Daniel Akpeyi, who joined Chiefs in January 2019 has earned himself a two-year contract extension to June 2022,” said Chiefs, who are vying for their first Absa Premiership title since 2015.

Long-time leaders Chiefs remains top of the league standings with 45 points after 19 matches and they are ten-points ahead of second-placed Mamelodi Sundowns.

Sundowns have played one match less and they have been nipping at Chiefs' heels with the assistance of SuperSport United, Orlando Pirates and Bidvest Wits, who are challenging for Caf Champions League places for next season.