Laffor likely to miss crucial AFCON qualifier against Zimbabwe
SOURCE: BY: EMMANUEL WISE JIPOH









Liberia is set to host Zimbabwe in a 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) football qualifier clash on November 18 in Monrovia at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex Stadium.

 

Lone Star  coach Thomas Kojo  told Liberian Sports international  Ricardo in a statement on Tuesday that his star player Anthony Slonthi Laffor  is still nursing an ankle injury and is likely to miss the clash.

 

"We will take this game seriously and we remain focused, but our plans might be derailed as Laffor is still a doubt and might not be back on time for that match," Kojo added.

 

We will have few players unavailable due to document issues and fitness concern Kojo said he has been working with local-based players for the past weeks ahead of the Zimbabwe clash and indicated that he is content with the feedback from the team so far.

 

Am impress the a bit "The boys are really pushing themselves hard and they understand that a win in this AFCON qualifiers Fixture is very important to US and we need it, they are putting in their best as expected," he added.

 

Meanwhile, Laffor is recovering from an injury him pick up during the last match with Congo told LSI.com that he would return in time for the crucial AFCON Qualifier.

 

"I got injured in our last game with Congo and am recovering well, hope to be available with my colleague soon for the match he said.

The former Jomo Cosmos forward added that it’s only a matter of time he will return to fruition with his club.

 

"It's frustrating, that's football. The only thing you need to do is to be humble and keep your feet on the ground. That's the most important thing. That's what I have been doing. The guys in the team have been doing well and I am very much supportive."

Getting injured at a club like Sundown’s, where there's quality in every position, can sometimes make it difficult for players to get back into the starting line-up. And am hoping to return strong and evenMuch Stronger he narrated to LSI sports.  

 

The Group winner and runner-up will qualify for the 2019 AFCON. The 2019 AFCON finals will be hosted by Cameroon in June and July 2019.

 
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