Absa Premiership

Laffor: Jomo nearly made me cry

2017-01-03 19:27
Anthony Laffor (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns star Anthony Laffor has admitted that his former coach at Jomo Cosmos, Jomo Sono, nearly made him cry after he shared some memories about him in the media.

Laffor was brought to Ezenkosi in 2005 by Sono where the Liberia international made his name as a footballer in the Absa Premiership until 2008.

He then moved to SuperSport United from 2008 until 2012 and won a number of major honours under then coach Gavin Hunt.

Laffor subsequently joined Sundowns where he has been part of the unprecedented success enjoyed under coach Pitso Mosimane. The 31-year-old played a starring role as the Brazilians secured the CAF Champions League title for the first time late last year.

Nonetheless, the Monrovia-born player has fond memories of how it all started with Sono at Cosmos. He told KickOff: "I was so proud to hear Jomo recently speaking of me being that player.

"I thought maybe he had forgotten about the Anthony Laffor that he brought to South Africa. When I heard him speak that well about me I almost shed tears because he is one person who knows me really well."

The forward's contract at Chloorkop expires in June and he has so far refused to comment as to whether he will stay at the club or will seek a new move away during the January transfer window.


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