Mamelodi Sundowns attacker Anthony Laffor believes having former footballer George Weah as Liberia’s president will help take the national team to new heights.
Weah, a former AC Milan and Chelsea striker, took office earlier this year and this has given Laffor reason to believe that more money will be spent to make sure the Liberian national team improves.Liberia last qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations in 2002 and are looking to book themselves a spot at next year’s edition, scheduled to take place in Cameroon. They certainly have a good chance of qualifying, as they currently sit in fourth place in Group G on four points, four behind leaders Zimbabwe with two matches to go.
The Liberians host Zimbabwe in their penultimate group match in Monrovia on Sunday, a big chance for the Lone Stars to close the gap and move up the table. Congo take on DR Congo in the other group match.
“There’s a big chance for us because we play Zimbabwe at home and we just need to win and go to DRC in our last match and get a draw or a win. You never know, but for me we need to keep our feet on the ground and see what happens in the end. I am not going to promise anything, but I believe in the guys because we have a new coach,” Laffor said.
“We will see because our new president was a footballer, so I think we are going to beat Zimbabwe because we are going to spend the money now. I am not saying we are going to cheat though, hahaha,” the former Jomo Cosmos and SuperSport United man added.