Anthony Laffor Extends Sundowns Stay

Liberian international forward Anthony Laffor has put an end to all transfer speculations by committing his future to his current employer, Mamelodi Sundowns.

With Laffor barely starting during the 2017-18 season and his contract running out during the summer, there were huge expectations of the veteran Liberian forward joining South African ABSA Premier League giants, Kaizer Chiefs, who were desperate to link him with his former teammates, Khama Billiat and Leonardo Castro. However, he opted to remain with the Sundowns by signing a two-year contract extension.

The 33-year-old saw himself as one of the coach’s favorite following the Lone Star’s victory over Zimbabwe on November 18. Since then, the former LISCR FC forward has made 10 appearances, scoring three goals in all competition.

Minutes after the Sundowns broke the news via Twitter, Laffor expressed his excitement via his Instagram page. Laffor was thankful to the club’s president, Patrice Motsepe, for giving him the chance to continue representing the Sundowns. The former SuperSport United forward said he was inspired by his technical staff, teammates, and fans.

“I’m delighted to have agreed on an extension to my contract with Mamelodi Sundowns FC. The past eight years have been the happiest of my career and I’m extremely grateful to the president, Mr. Motsepe, for affording me the opportunity to be a part of the Masandawana family for as long as I have been to date. To my coach and management, my teammates, and most importantly, to you the supporters and football loving fans. It’s all of you who inspired me to go out on the field and give my best each and every game and I look forward to further exciting and successful times ahead on and off the field of play,” he wrote on Instagram.

Laffor joined the Sundowns in 2012 from rivals SuperSport United where he won two league titles and one Nedbank Cup title. Since joining the Sundowns, he’s won three league titles, one CAF Champions league, one CAF Super Cup, one Nedbank Cup, and one Telkom Knockout Cup.

Featured photo courtesy of the Mamelodi Sundowns

T Kla Wesley Jr.

T. Kla Wesley Jr. is a member of the Sports Writers Association of Liberia.

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