Laffor: Sundowns target maximum points away to Esperance

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Anthony Laffor celebrates his goal against KCCA at Lugogo

After a shock home 2-1 loss to Tunisia’s Esperance, Anthony Laffor says Mamelodi Sundowns will fight for nothing but maximum points in Tunis.

The African champions visit the Tunisian side on Wednesday seeking a return to winning ways to enlighten chances of progress into the quarter finals.

Laffor, who missed the first leg says they face a tough and well organised side but he is confident the Brazilians have the capacity to break them down.

“I watched our game against them in Atteridgeville,” he told his club’s website. “They are technically well structured, but we are confident that we can break through,” he added.

Pitso Mosimane’s charges were dominant and created a number of chances which they failed to put away something Laffor witnessed as he and a couple of star players missed the game through injuries.

This was clear from the number of chances we had, so we hope that on Wednesday we will use the opportunities. We have a big enough squad and we certainly do not want to be knocked out so early in the campaign. In football, there are bound to be injuries, so this should not be an excuse.

With the return of Wayne Arendse and Motjeka Madisha, Hlompho Kekana, Tiyani Mabunda, Tebogo Langerman, Themba Zwane and Percy Tau, the Liberian feels not even a draw will be enough.

We are here to win. We have to win to get to the summit of our log. We are not here to draw.

Laffor scored the all-important goal against KCCA at Philip Omondi Stadium, Lugogo that sent the champions into the group stage.

They are currently third in the group led by Esperance, St. George while AS Vita are bottom.