But Kaizer Chiefs’ new man, Yagan Sasman says the notion couldn’t be closer to the truth as everything depends on an individual and their drive.
“I have heard it a lot that Cape Town players can’t survive in Joburg,” he told the media at Naturena on Wednesday morning.
“But I think it depends on the player himself. Not everybody is the same. I do think about it every time I play that you are only as good as your last game and I just take it one game at a time and I know I have to impress in every game,” he added.
Telling the story of how he got to Chiefs, he said he had to book a flight on his birthday on July 10 to come up to Joburg for a trial at Amakhosi. He had been without a club after he was released by Ajax Cape Town.
“It was the day before my birthday when I got the call from my agent telling me I need to be in Joburg the very next morning – which was the day of my birthday. I then booked a flight to Joburg and I started the preseason camp with Chiefs.
“In the 10 days I had there, I knew I had to impress because basically the coaches didn’t know much about me. I had to prove myself and secure my spot in the team,” he said.