Chippa United forward Anthony Laffor says that his team is taking their encounter against Mamelodi Sundowns at Sisa Dukashe Stadium on Monday with the seriousness it deserves.
Chippa, who find themselves second from bottom in the Dstv Premiership log, will be hoping to inflict more pain to Sundowns who lost their previous encounter in the CAF Champions League.
Laffor revealed that spirits are high in the team and everyone is looking forward to the match on Monday afternoon.
“The momentum is very high in camp, we left Port Elizabeth yesterday (Saturday) we drove to East London to tell you that the game (today) is very important and we know very well where we stand on the log, that is not where we are supposed to be as Chippa United. ”
“You can see on social media platforms that the game is very important and everyone wants us to win and when you look at what coach Siya Gwambi has been doing, since he took over you can see how much he wants to win,” said Laffor.
The former Sundowns player is aware of the attention he will get from his former teammates but he reckons his responsibility is just to help The Chilli Boys get points.
“I have been in this situation before when I left SuperSport United to play for Sundowns, I played against SuperSport. I have been getting messages from my former teammates and Sundowns supporters, all of them are positive messages they want me to do well for my team.
“I am a professional and I am at Chippa United now I’ll be representing my team against Sundowns. I’m gonna give my 100% effort and if I score, I’ll be happy but the game is important for all of us,” added Laffor.
With Sundowns coming from a defeat, the Liberian is aware of how they will approach the match and he believes they will surprise the log leaders.
“You know they just lost a game so they will come all hard I’ve been speaking to the coaches and some players, I don’t wanna say it now but we know our game plan is positive and we’ll do something to surprise the people of South Africa.
“You know with the level of professionalism with our experienced players, Thami Sangweni has played for Sundowns and other big teams, it’s a motivation to have him in the team and other experienced players like Oupa Manyisa and Frédéric Nsabiyumva. We just need to work hard for the team,” concluded Laffor.
By Wonga Sirayi
FARPost’s KZN Reporter