Liberian international forward Anthony Snoti Laffor has been ruled out for the rest of the 2018-19 season with a knee injury. He will miss out on playing in the CAF Champions League semifinal for the South African club, the Mamelodi Sundowns.
The 34-year-old underwent a successful knee surgery over the weekend while his club was in Egypt for the CAF Champions quarterfinals return leg clash with Al Ahly Sporting Club. Laffor, who is believed to have gotten injured in Liberia’s AFCON 2019 qualifiers clash against Congo Brazzaville in Monrovia on October 17, 2018, has been managing to play during the season. However, the former SuperSport United star man found it necessary to have the surgery to allow him to return strong for the 2019-20 season.
He told The Bush Chicken it was the right time for the surgery, and he will start his recovery immediately: “Although I’m going to miss my time off the pitch, the decision will help me for the new season. Hope to recover in time to help my team for the challenges ahead.”
Laffor has played 17 games across all competitions this season and has scored four goals.
Meanwhile, another Liberian international, winger Tonia Tisdell, will end the 2018-19 Cypriot football season in a nightmare following surgery on his left wrist.
Tisdell sustained the wrist injury in Liberia’s 1-0 defeat to D.R. Congo on March 24. His club, Nea Salamis, announced that the 27-year-old forward will be out for the next four to six weeks.
He joined the club on loan from the second-tier Turkish club, Denizlispor, during the 2019 winter transfer period. Tisdell has played six games and scored once since joining the club in January. With Nea Salimis having just a game left to play in the season, Tisdell is expected to return to his parent club before the end of May.
Featured photo courtesy of Anthony Laffor