Keshi calls Laffor Liberia's main threat
by Sammy Wejinya
Head coach of the Nigeria national team, Stephen Keshi has
identified Anthony Laffor as the main threat his side will
face when the Super Eagles face Liberia’s Lone Star in the
final round of qualifying for the 2013 Africa Cup of
Both nations go head-to-head over two legs of the final
qualifying round for a ticket to the 2013 Afcon.
Laffor plies his trade in the South African Premier Soccer
League (PSL) with Mamelodi Sundowns and Keshi believes the
27-year-old must be kept quiet if the Super Eagles are to
make it to South Africa next year.
“I know (Laffour) very well and I can say he is a good
player. He has been doing well in the PSL I have watched him
severally,” Keshi told SuperSport.com.
Laffor scored 14 goals in 62 appearances for Jomo Cosmos
between 2005 and 2009 before going on to have his most
successful season so far at SuperSport United scoring 24
goals in 85 appearances.
Keshi however claims that the Lone Star are not just all
about Laffor insisting that the entire Liberian side would
not be underrated.
“(The Lone Star) is not all about Laffor and we must show
all the Liberian players respect and play in the right way
if we are to qualify for South Africa,” he said.
Keshi’s first game in charge of the Super Eagles was against