Anthony Laffor, who scored his first goal for Chippa United as they beat Richards Bay to reach the Nedbank Cup semi-finals, says everything is possible in football if you work hard.
Laffor was delighted to help guide Chippa into the semi-finals, as they beat Richards Bay 2-1 in Mdantsane on Saturday.
It was the first goal for Chippa for the former Mamelodi Sundowns, SuperSport United and Jomo Cosmos star, who joined Chippa three months ago.
Laffor says that they are now one step away from the final, and if they work hard, everything is possible.
“Yoh, it was a difficult game. It was tough, Laffor said about the game on Saturday.
“But at least we managed to beat them to progress to the semi-final because you know, Richards Bay, they are a good side. After what they did against Kaizer Chiefs we knew that we were supposed to score against them first and we should play more in their half. And what we did on the training ground, I think all came into the game you know, so we were very positive and now we are happy to progress you know, because it’s the Nedbank Cup, if you don’t win you won’t, progress.”
“So for me, I’m happy. I think you could see the celebration for the team on Saturday. We really needed that game, and we kept our feet on the ground and we listen to what the coaches want us to do.”
“And we did that because the chairman spoke to us the other day and he made us understand how very serious Nedbank games are, you know, so we don’t take any game lightly.”
“So I’m happy to be part of a group at Chippa United, that we are in the semi-finals, and just a game away from the Nedbank final, because you never know, its football, everything is possible.”
“Well, I think since I’ve came here I’ve been getting game time, I’ve been having game time, I’ve been playing regular football since I get here and I just want to say thanks so the coaches, the technical staff, my teammates for believing in me you know. “
“Because if they don’t, if your coach does not believe you, you’ll not start a game, including my teammates, and I think we’ve been working tremendously hard, we’ve been working so hard and starting to gel with the guys very well from day one, since I came, it’s just that it took me some time, to work on my fitness, to get used to some of the guys, but everything is fun in the changing room.”
“We are all happy, we have fun. The most important thing is for me to guide my teammates and make them to understand that everything is possible in football. If you want to be successful you have to work hard.”