It was about time to leave Sundowns – Laffor

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Liberian international Anthony Laffor has opened up about his departure from Mamelodi Sundowns after eight seasons at the club.

Laffor was released by the Brazilians in December 2020 after making more than 170 appearances with 30 goals since joining from SuperSport United in 2012.

The 35-year-old was unveiled by the ‘Chilli Boys’ last week Friday, having signed for the rest of the season with an option for an additional two seasons.

He made his first appearance for Chippa during the 1-0 win against TS Galaxy after coming in in the last 35 minutes.

“I wasn’t surprised (when he got released) because I remember when I joined Sundowns other guys left,” Laffor told the media on Monday.

“Sundowns have always been there for me and I think it was about time for me to leave the club and the good thing about it is that they were professionals. They wanted me to go on loan which of course I refused and we spoke and came to an agreement.

“I am not here to disrespect Mamelodi Sundowns after all what they did for me. The agreement was professional, I was happy. For me leaving Sundowns I wasn’t surprised because there is time for everything in life,” he said.

“The reason why I refused the loan deal is because my family wasn’t around and the places that they wanted me to go, I don’t want to get into details because that is not something that I should talk about. But I am happy that we came into an agreement and everybody was happy.

“There was no problem, there was no complaint and I am saying this today freely, I am not that player that would come out and say negative things about my ex club, no. They were very much supportive to me with everything that I did for the club,” added Laffor.

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By Ofhani Munyai

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