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Liberia’s int’l Laffor to help club win league

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Liberian Int'l, Anthony Laffor
Liberian Int'l, Anthony Laffor

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-Liberia Lone Star winger Anthony Laffor will attempt to help his South African Club Mamelodi Sundowns in winning this year’s African Champions League.

The Liberian International scored in the 2-0 win over ZESCO United in the return leg of their semifinal games to help Sundowns reach the 2016 African Champions League final.

Mamelodi Sundowns will host the first leg of the Caf Champions League final against Zamalek on 15th October, 2016 before traveling to Cairo, Egypt a week later for the return fix.

The Chairman of the Egyptian club, Zamalek, is hoping a capacity crowd can watch the second leg of their African Champions League final in Cairo.

The clash with South Africa's Mamelodi Sundowns will be held at Cairo's International Stadium on October 23.

Large crowds have only been allowed at a few matches in Egypt since 2012, when 72 Al Ahly fans died in stampede at a match in the Egyptian Southern city of Port Said.

There have been several attempts to allow fans back into football on a regular basis in Egypt, but each time further trouble has meant football attendance has been restricted again.

In 2015,  22 Zamalek supporters died in clashes with police in Cairo after violence flared before a game against city rivals ENPPI.

Zamalek, who have won the competition five times, qualified for their first Champions League final since 2002 with a 6-5 aggregate win over Morocco's Wydad Casablanca.

 

 


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