New Chippa United striker Anthony Laffor says he turned down Mamelodi Sundowns' idea to send him out on loan, and reveals why.
The Liberian parted ways with the defending champions late last year after spending more than eight years with the Tshwane outfit and becoming one of the most decorated PSL players of all time.
Speaking with media on Monday, the former Jomo Cosmos and SuperSport United star opened about leaving Sundowns by focusing on the positives and revealed he wasn't shocked to be amongst the players who were released.
"I wasn’t surprised [when I was released] because I remember when I joined Sundowns, other guys left," said Laffor.
"Sundowns have always been there for me and I think it was about time for me to leave the club, and the good thing about it is they were professionals.
"I am not here to disrespect Mamelodi Sundowns after all they did for me. The agreement was professional, I was happy. For me, leaving Sundowns I wasn’t surprised because there is a time for everything in life."
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Laffor also revealed there were talks about him going out on loan but he refused, with KickOff.com gathering that Maritzburg United were favourites to land his signature.
The 35-year-old was spotted around KwaZulu-Natal in December but now that he is a Chippa United player, he did not want to talk about the failed deal.
"They [Sundowns] wanted me to go on loan which of course I refused and we spoke and came to an agreement," Laffor continued.
"The reason why I refused the loan deal is because my family wasn’t around and the places that they wanted me to go. I don’t want to get into details because that is not something that I should talk about.
"But I am happy that we came to an agreement and everybody was happy. There was no problem, there were no complaints and I am saying this today freely.
"I am not that player that would come out and say negative things about my ex-club, no. They were very much supportive to me with everything that I did for the club."