Liberian Players Abroad :Teah Dennis close to Sawarak FA, Laffor to leave Downs after dispute
By Boy Dolo
The Lone Star skipper is likely to join Malaysian super League side Sawarak FA after he reportedly impressed the Club’s technical team on a week-long trial and Anthony Laffor could be on his way out of Mameloudi Sundowns as a result of a fallout with Pitso Mosimane.
Former Barrack Young Controller (BYC) captain Teah Baysah Dennis however faces tough challenge from four other European defenders who also went under the tryout.
But reports emanating from the club’s rank say the Liberia’s international, looks likely to fill in the remaining import slot available in the Crocs as Sarawak head coach; David Usop has hinted that he was impressed by what the 24-year old had to show so far.
However, the local Sarawakian coach declined to confirm that he would be signing the Liberian, saying that there is still ample time for him to look out for a few more options.
David has however indicated that Teah and the Crocs are still open to options, and there are more players coming to trial.
He also insisted that the door is not totally closed for another two on trial defenders, namely Vladimir Cardoba, Andrei Cardos, as he will only make a final decision in regards to the foreign import player after they return from their warm-up matches in West Malaysia.
Sarawak is now looking for an import player following the termination of Davide Grassi’s contract. The player last played for Al-Ahli Amman, a Jordanian Premier Club.
If the 24-year old manages to convince the Borneo side to sign him, he will be the fourth Liberia international to ply his trade in the Super League this season, alongside Felda United's Zah Rahan Krangar and Francis Doe, and Selangor's Patrick Wleh, all of whom are doing relatively well in the league.
Sarawak was given rave reviews by former player Patrick Gerhardt, and that has prompted his 24-year old countryman to come to Kuching to try his luck for a place with the Crocs this season.
Dennis has over 21 international caps for Liberia.
At the same time Kaizer Chiefs could snap up Mamelodi Sundowns star Anthony Laffor who is said to be unhappy at the Tshwane based team.
Laffor was left out of the Sundowns team that played in the Confederation of African Footbal (Caf) Champions League match at the weekend after reportedly reporting late for training.
The former Supersports United forward was away on national duty and did not reportedly come back at the scheduled time.
Sundowns coach, Pitso Mosimane said Laffor would have to be disciplined to avert a situation where all the players would do as they please in the team.
Chiefs are said to have already made enquiries on the availability of the attacker. He could also be released although Sundowns have an option to extend on his current contract.
Laffor won his second league medal with the club and fourth in South Africa this season.
He scored hat-trick at Tuks Stadium as Downs demolished Univ ersity of Pretoria 3-0. Laffor was delighted to help the Brazilians claim a record-extending seventh PSL title, having also twice won the league with former club SuperSport United.
According to South African online site Phakaaathi, there are more unhappy players at Sundowns who could seek a move elsewhere this season. The main reason for unhappiness is said to be the cutting off of bonuses in the team, with only the regulars benefitting from the club’s incentives.