Laffor’s Sundowns Out of Telkom Knockout Cup


It would have been another boost for South Africa based Liberia forward Anthony Snoti Laffor during the weekend if his club Mamelodi Sundowns were to reach the semi-finals of the Telkom Knockout Cup.

Although he has been praised for his latest achievement with his club in the CAF Champions League, the unfortunate result for Laffor’s Sundowns after they were edged out by his former club Super Sports United by 3 goals to 1 on penalties in the competition’s quarter finals left many a fan desiring more from the 31 year old.

Laffor who came off the bench in the 76 minute, found the back of the net in the 92nd minute, but was denied by the assistant referee for an offside.

The match ended in a goalless draw after 120 minutes of play with neither side netting a goal, which resulted to a penalty shootout.

Penalties missed by Laffor and two of his teammates led to Sundowns’ rival Super Sport United booking their spot in the semi-finals of the Telkom Knockout Cup.

Another top side, Kaizer Chiefs, was also knocked out on Sunday afternoon when they lost to Free State Stars 5-6 on penalties.

Chiefs came from behind twice to ensure a penalty shootout after finding a late equalizer in the 108th minute in a 2-2 encounter.

Four teams, including Super Sport United, Orlando Pirates, Free State Stars and Cape Town City FC, are the semi-finalists in the competition.

Liberians home and abroad were hopeful and wishing for the best for the Liberian international forward after his club was crowned club champions of Africa and also witnessed his side reaching the quarter finals of the Telkom Knockout Cup.

Now, it is the hope of every Liberian fan and supporter that the South Africa based forward’s side will make history in the upcoming club world cup in December and also have a good season in the ongoing South Africa Absa Premiership.

Mamelodi Sundowns are in the 15th position of the league table with four points after winning a single match and also drawing one of its first three matches in the league.

Eight matches have now been played in the Absa Premiership, but Sundowns have played three matches after its previous matches were postponed due to the team’s participation in the just ended 2016 CAF Champions League.

William Jebor’s Wydad Athletic Club continues their unbeaten run in the Moroccan league when they drew their fifth match and secured their 6th win in the new season.

Wydad is top of the league table with 16 points out of six games.


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