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13:34    29 Sep 2016

Anthony Laffor proves that he is not a super-sub, but a starter

Mamelodi Sundowns attacker Anthony Laffor proved that he is more than just a super-sub; scoring within five minutes of the Brazilians 2-0 win over ZESCO United last weekend.

In the build-up to the clash, a lot was said about the 31-year-old's commitment to the cause. But, yet again, the Liberia international delivered when it mattered most.

Having scored the winner in the 1-0 win over Chippa United in the MTN8 semi-final second-leg, Laffor again showed his quality - making the most of a rare opportunity to be involved from the onset.

Mosimane, who said that the former SuperSport United and Jomo Cosmos player is difficult to work with in the build-up to the ZESCO clash on home soil, will be calling on Laffor once more as they eye MTN8 glory this weekend.

"It was a surprise to me [to start the game against ZESCO], but the most important thing is that I kept my feet on the ground. I read an article where the coach said I cannot play 90 minutes. But I just want to say thanks to him for allowing me to play 90 minutes," said Laffor when quizzed about 'Jingles' comments.

"Since I have been to South Africa, he is the first coach who says I am difficult. I worked with Jomo [Sono] and Gavin [Hunt] and they did not say I am difficult. But some of these things you do not need to talk about. You just need to listen to what the coaches want you to do. I am here to work and I am not here to get into conflict with anybody. It's not about me, it's about the team."

Laffor will play in instrumental part in the absence of Leonardo Castro this weekend as Sundowns take on Bidvest Wits in the Top Eight showpiece on Saturday.

Kick-off at the Mbombela Stadium is scheduled for 17h00.

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