Anthony Laffor of Mamelodi Sundowns
Tuesday Jan 22, 2019. 13:00
Anthony Laffor is a self-proclaimed legend of the Premier Soccer League and while the statement is bold, the Liberia international backs it up having excelled in his 14 years playing in South Africa's top-flight.
Laffor first arrived on these shores in 2005, donning the colours of Jomo Cosmos before a move to SuperSport United and ultimately Mamelodi Sundowns where he has enjoyed the most success.
The 33-year-old most notable helped the Brazilians to a maiden CAF Champions League crown three years ago, scoring the first of three goals for the Tshwane club in a 3-1 aggregate win over Zamalek.
“I still want to win the league with Sundowns," Laffor told KickOff.com in an exclusive interview. "In future I want to tell my kids that I played for Mamelodi Sundowns and this is what I won.
"Every professional player has to set a legacy and I am in a position where I have been in the PSL for 10 or 11 years. I am a legend of the PSL already, so I don’t want to be a legend of failure.
He continued: "I think I am there already [as a legend]. So many foreign players come to the PSL and I think I have been consistent. It’s not easy in the PSL. I am happy because I remember when I was leaving SuperSport to come to Sundowns, people were saying I won’t play. But this is my sixth year at Sundowns.
"People thought I would spend only one year at Sundowns. So it’s all about the heart and what you want. I just need to be disciplined and keep my feet on the ground.”