Liberian forward Anthony Snoti Laffor seems not to be worried about the ongoing transfer rumors about his move from five-time ABSA Premiership champions, Mamelodi Sundowns, as the 30-year-old is currently enjoying his vacation in the Seychelles.
The former LISCR hitman has been in the island nation for more than two weeks exploring the beautiful destination while his move away from the Sundowns continues to top the media headlines.
The forward has been unable to burst onto Coach Pitso Mosimane’s first team for almost two seasons despite consistently proving himself to be one of the key players on the squad. He was a major figure during the team’s path to continental glory in 2016 when he scored three times in the semifinal and final matches to help the Sundowns lift the CAF Champions League trophy.
However, his performance on the pitch has yet to win the heart of Mosimane, who has given him limited playing time. Laffor’s future with the Sundowns turned the wrong way when the South African coach said he could leave if he wants to, adding that the club wouldn’t stand in his way if he sought another challenge elsewhere. Mosimane’s statement raised concerns about the future of Laffor, who has since been linked to several clubs in and out of South Africa.
One of the clubs interested in signing the veteran winger is one of Sundowns’ strong opponents, the Kaizer Chiefs. The Chiefs have been interested in taking Laffor to the FNB Stadium since 2017 and are believed to be leading the race to get him away from the Sundowns this summer.
However, the Soweto-based club might lose the winger to his former club, SuperSport United, where he won two ABSA Premiership titles. According to South Africa’s online news outlet, Soccer Laduma, Sundowns city rival, SuperSport United has joined the race to sign the former Lonestar captain.
The rumors have appeared not to bother Laffor who told The Bush Chicken he’s enjoying his vacation at the moment and will not comment on any speculations on his future. The five-time ABSA Premiership winner said speculations about players are obvious and he’s not bothered about the ongoing rumors.
“It is not a strange thing in football. There are lots of things said about players during transfer windows,” Laffor told The Bush Chicken. “I’m reading them and enjoying them. Right now, I’m relaxing my mind after the long season and enjoying my vacation here in Seychelles. It’s a nice place to be and I’m enjoying my time here. At the appropriate time, anything about my future will be made known.”
Featured photo courtesy of Anthony Laffor