Liberian Striker Laffor in Sundowns Contract Talks

Written on:July 1, 2016
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Mamelodi Sundown’s attacker, Anthony Laffor, could extend his spell with Masandawana, after it was confirmed that he has opened up contract talks, according to a Liberian FA release. The 29-year-old is a wanted man at present, with both Kaizer Chiefs and Bidvest Wits thought to be interested in him as his contract enters into its last six months; however his head coach, Pitso Mosimane, was always confident that he wouldn’t leave.

Speaking to the media recently, Mosimane stated that both the club and the player wanted to extend their relationship, adding that Laffor would never leave Chloorkop.

Now the player’s representative, Steve Kapeluschnik, has confirmed that talks have begun regarding a new deal, saying, “Anthony has a long, good relationship with Pitso after he signed him for Super Sport years ago and he’s happy at Mamelodi Sundowns. We’re talking to Sundowns and the focus is on them.”
Laffor’s deal will end in July; however he could be set to extend his contract in the coming weeks.
At the same time Kaizer Chiefs could snap up Mamelodi Sundowns star Anthony Laffor who is said to be unhappy at the Tshwane based team.

Laffor was left out of the Sundowns team that played in the Confederation of African Footbal (Caf) Champions League match at the weekend after reportedly reporting late for training.
The former Supersports United forward was away on national duty and did not reportedly come back at the scheduled time.

Sundowns coach, Pitso Mosimane said Laffor would have to be disciplined to avert a situation where all the players would do as they please in the team. Chiefs are said to have already made enquiries on the availability of the attacker. He could also be released although Sundowns have an option to extend on his current contract. Laffor won his second league medal with the club and fourth in South Africa this season.

He scored hat-trick at Tuks Stadium as Downs demolished Univ ersity of Pretoria 3-0. Laffor was delighted to help the Brazilians claim a record-extending seventh PSL title, having also twice won the league with former club SuperSport United.

According to South African online site Phakaaathi, there are more unhappy players at Sundowns who could seek a move elsewhere this season. The main reason for unhappiness is said to be the cutting off of bonuses in the team, with only the regulars benefitting from the club’s incentives.

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