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Kaizer Chiefs can still squeeze their way into the top eight despite a harrowing campaign which has left them scratching their heads with red lights flashing all over Naturena.

So horrible have been Chiefs this season they have gathered half the points that Mamelodi Sundowns have and could end up playing to avoid sinking into the relegation play-offs mud if Swallows FC complete a double against them.

The two teams meet at FNB Stadium on Wednesday with Chiefs left-back Yagan Sasman showing a face of courage in looking up through all this mess.

"Every game is important for us now because in every game we need to win, and the three points is important to us because our goal is to make top eight. Every three points is vital," says Sasman.

Chiefs are plugged on ninth position, three points behind TS Galaxy in eighth with just three games remaining.

"I think the game is going to be difficult for us. Of course, it is a Soweto derby, and all derbies are difficult. I think the guys will be hyped up because it is an important game for us. We need to win every single game from now. We are preparing well for the game and Swallows has been doing well throughout the season and their coach has had them playing good football, so we know what to expect," he notes.

Just like the team, Sasman has had a discouraging campaign playing only six games through his second year at the club, which has raised questions about why he is even at Chiefs.

"For myself being in and out of the team and not always playing this season, it’s been difficult mentally as well for myself but then you know the guys are pushing each other on and off the field. Even the guys on the bench when you are not playing you support the guys on the field and in training you just try to improve and be ready for your next opportunity," points out the former Ajax Cape Town man.

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