Sasman loving life at Naturena


Yagan Sasman has spoken of the transition from Cape Town to Johannesburg where he now plays for Kaizer Chiefs.

The defender – capable of playing at left and centre back, joined Amakhosi at the end of July as a free agent after being released by Ajax Cape Town.

“Coming from Cape Town to Chiefs, it’s the biggest club in South Africa so it’s always a difficult experience. You need to get used to it as quick as possible and luckily I’ve gotten used to playing at Chiefs and I’m enjoying football here.” said Sasman.

The 23-year-old also explained how he plans to clear the stigma that Cape Town-born players struggle in Johannesburg.

“I have heard that a lot that Cape Town players can’t survive in Johannesburg, I feel like it’s a player himself you know, everybody is not the same and I think about every time I play a game but you are only as good as your last game.”

He also touched on his versatility as a player.

“I am very versatile. I can attack and defend but defending is more important and that’s what I’m here to do.”

Sasman has started 3 games for his new side and seems to have impressed coach Ernst Midderndorp following his solid performance in the Shell Helix Ultra Cup against Mamelodi Sundowns.

Amahle Siphungu

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