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|Rewriting History: Anthony Laffor Says Liberia Can Shock the Super Eagles||| Print ||
|Written by Danesius Marteh, 0886 236 528; email@example.com|
|Tuesday, 09 October 2012 21:43|
Anthony Snothi Laffor is arguably the only ex-player rallying Liberians behind the national team.
On September 8, the ex-skipper phoned Truth FM 96.1 and Fabric Radio 101.1 FM to extend best wishes to ex-teammates as they were preparing to face Nigeria on the same day and Ghana three days later.
Liberia forced Nigeria to a 2-2 draw and shocked a star-studded Ghana 2-0 on September 11 at the Samuel Kanyon Doe (SKD) sports complex in Paynesville.
With 27 international caps and a goal, Laffor may not be an accomplished star but he’s doing what some ex-internationals haven’t done.
It took George Weah, an ex-captain and a technical director, to wish the team best of luck against Nigeria from his based in the United States of America on Monday.
James Salinsa Debbah, Joe Nagbe, Frank Jean Seator, Christopher Wreh, Jonah Sarwieh, Jonathan ‘Boye Charles’ Sogbie, Louise Crayton and Fallah Johnson, among others, have all failed to comment on the last two matches while Sunday Oliseh, Victor Ikpeba, Nwankwo Kanu and Segun Odegbami are proffering views as to how Nigeria can avoid a second successive failed Nations Cup berth.
Laffor’s mood is highly patriotic given that he and Francis Grandpa Doe and Dioh Williams were expelled by head coach Kaetu Smith ahead of the clash with Namibia on June 16 for breaking a code of conduct adopted by ex-German coach Antoine Hey.
Although he challenged his expulsion and asked the LFA to apologize to him for deceiving his club that he was injured, Laffor has since said he’s in regular contact with coach Smith.
In this interview culled from Complete Sports in Nigeria, Laffor believes Liberia can rewrite the history of Guinea, who qualified for the 2012 Afcon finals in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea by drawing 2-2 with Nigeria on October 8, 2011.
The ex-LISCR FC, Jomo Cosmos and Supersport United striker, now with Mamelodi Sundowns, is anxiously awaiting a recall to the team.
QUESTION: How are you looking forward to the game against the Super Eagles of Nigeria?
QUESTION: Sekou plays in the same team with Nigeria winger Ahmed Musa and has some connections with Nigeria. Are you expecting any tips from him on how to tame the Super Eagles?
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 October 2012 05:29|