Eric Week’s Madura United Drops 2nd Place—As Laffor Appreciates Fans

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Liberia’s Indonesia based Eric Weeks’ Madura United on Friday dropped to 2nd place on the Indonesian Championship-A league table after failing to secure a point in its week 26 match.

Madura lost 2-1 to Mitra Kukar, fighting to come back from a 15th minute goal down in the match.

According to media report, entering the second half of the match, Madura United immediately tried to get a goal in the early minutes of the second half. Several opportunities were created, but yielding no good result.

Makahan of Mitra Kukar’s 64th minute goal extended his side’s lead to 2-0 that allowed them to gain more grounds.

In the rest of the game Madura United continued to attack through Mitra Kukar’s long-range shots several times, but still did not produce results.

In injury time Madura United reduced the tally through Patrick Wanggai, making it 1-2.

Madura is now 2nd on the table after Arema FC won their week 26th match by 3 goals to 1.

Arema FC is now top of the league table with 9 goals difference. Both teams have 49 points.

Also in Indonesia, Liberia’s defender Dirki Glay’s Persiba Balikpapan moved on to the 12th place after securing a 3-point win against 15th place Gresik United on Saturday.

Defender Glay’s side now has 30 points out of 26 matches and will return to action on 5th of November.

In South Africa, Liberia’s first CAF Champions League winner, Anthony Laffor was absent from his team’s squad when they lost 1-2 to Cape Town City in the Absa Premiership.

Mamelodi Sundowns, according to local sports in South Africa controlled the proceedings in the opening stages, but the likes of Khama Billiat and Sibusiso Vilakazi struggled to break down City’s defense.

The visitors broke the deadlock after 21 minutes, which saw Sundowns going for its half time break with a goal down.

Sundowns leveled matters just before the hour mark when Thabo Nthethe netted a header, after getting on the end of Billiat’s cross.

The visitors eventually restored their lead two minutes later when Ngoma once again picked out Manyama to slot home for his second goal from 12 yards.

The CAf Champions are 16th place on the league’s table with just a point out of two games.

Sundowns’ matches were postponed due to its participation in the just ended CAF 2016 Champions League.

The Liberian international forward has meanwhile extended thanks to all of his fans and supporters after his achievement.

“Foremost, I’m so grateful to God the Almighty for all he has and continues to do for me. Also thanks and appreciations to my family, friends as well as my fans, and supporters in Liberia, South Africa and around the world for their immense support and I am also grateful to the Liberia Football Association and the media. All that I have achieved today is not all about me, but you my family, friends, fans and supporters around the world. I am so proud to be called a Liberian; I am proud to be a part of Mamelodi Sundowns,” Laffor wrote on his official social media page.

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