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Anthony Laffor: We have built a legacy at Mamelodi Sundowns

10:52 AM GMT 06/05/2018
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The former Jomo Cosmos winger believes that Zwane has been Masandawana's secret weapon this season

Anthony Laffor believes that Themba Zwane also deserves credit for Mamelodi Sundowns' triump after they registered their eighth Premier Soccer League (PSL) title.

The former Jomo Cosmos winger has credited the former Vardos FC midfielder, saying that he has also played a vital role for the Brazilians along with talisman Percy Tau.

Laffor returned from injury just in time to replenish Downs as they lurch straight from winning the PSL 2017/18 title.

The man who has been the club’s super-sub over the years made a cameo role for the new champions in their 3-1 win over Ajax Cape Town last weekend.

Meanwhile, despite all the talk being about Percy Tau's influence on the Tshwane giants, Laffor reckons that ‘Mshishi’ also deserves praise for spearheading Mosimane’s men to glory.

“People talk more about Percy Tau. He's a good player and I like his energy and everything‚ but the one thing people forget about is Themba Zwane‚” Laffor told TimesLive.

“I think this season he's been our secret weapon. Everything that he plays he either creates or scores goals and I'm not saying that Percy didn't do well for us,” added Laffor.

“For me I think it would be Percy Tau and Themba Zwane. Those two guys have given it their all,” continued the winger.

“If you look at 'Vila' (Sibusiso Vilakazi)‚ he did extremely well‚ especially given that when he came to Sundowns it took time for him to adapt and then when he did adapt he was just flying,” he said.

“So all of them have done extremely well. But I put my hands up for Themba Zwane and Percy Tau,” the Liberian explained.

On their eighth league title, the 33-year-old expressed delight in their massive achievement, saying they have created a legacy for the 2016 African champions.

“Winning the league for the eighth time‚ and for me I think this is the third time with Sundowns‚ I think it's a good achievement for the club and for the players. Because everybody wants to play football for a legacy‚" he said.

“Ten‚ 15 years from now‚ everyone's going to talk about our generation who won the Champions League for Sundowns‚ who won the league three times,” expressed Laffor.

“I'm glad to be part of that group. It's wonderful. We just need to keep our feet on the ground‚ and now concentrate on our Champions League game,” he concluded.

However,  Mosimane’s men are fresh from a 1-1 draw against Wydad Casablanca in the Caf Champions League and will face Bloemfontein Celtic on May 12 where they will lift the PSL title at the Dr Molemela Stadium.