Liberian Laffor takes Sundowns to final

Liberia's Anthony Laffor (R), pictured on September 4, 2016, came on just before the hour mark in Pretoria to score the goal that gave Mamelodi Sundowns a 1-0 win over Chippa United (AFP Photo/Salah Habibi)
Liberia’s Anthony Laffor (R), pictured on September 4, 2016, came on just before the hour mark in Pretoria to score the goal that gave Mamelodi Sundowns a 1-0 win over Chippa United (AFP Photo/Salah Habibi)

Johannesburg (AFP) – Liberian Anthony Laffor came off the bench to score the goal that gave Mamelodi Sundowns a 1-0 win over Chippa United Wednesday and a South African Top 8 final place.

Sundowns qualified 1-0 on aggregate for the eight million rand ($575,000, 515,000 euros) winners-take-all decider against Wits after drawing the first leg 0-0 two weekends ago.

The winners broke the deadlock on 76 minutes with a sweeping move in which the ball sped across the pitch to Laffor, who fired past Nigerian goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi from close range.

Laffor came on just before the hour mark in Pretoria to replace Ivorian Yannick Zakri, a recent signing from Abidjan club ASEC Mimosas.

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SOURCES: Yahoo News/AFP

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.