Kapinga could push Laffor out at Downs


The future of Anthony Laffor at Mamelodi Sundowns remains uncertain and even more so following the arrival of Lesedi Kapinga.

Sundowns have announced a few signings this month including Kapinga, George Maluleka and Malebogo Modise, who has been promoted from the club's development academy.

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The Brazilians are also expected to unveil other new signings next season including Ricardo Goss, Gift Motupa, Grant Margerman, Luvuyo Phewa and Haashim Domingo .

Coach Pitso Mosimane stated upon Kapinga's arrival that the club has started to bring in more new blood to replace the older players at Chloorkop.

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"We are trying to get young players as much as possible if you look at our signings," said Mosimane.

"Besides George Maluleka we are having younger players to strengthen the team and back up the older players, and that is what we are currently doing."

The older generation at Sundowns include Laffor, Denis Onyango, Kennedy Mweene and Wayne Arendse, who is set to turn 36 in November this year, while Mweene is also set to turn 36 in December.

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Laffor is yet to play a match this season after recovering from a long-term injury and if Mosimane's words are anything to go by, the Liberian international could be one of the first to make way for the youngsters.

However, the club's decision to hand 33-year-old Ricardo Nascimento a new three-year deal could mean there is some hope for Laffor, who is 35.

Sundowns are also yet to clear up the futures of central midfielders Oupa Manyisa and Lucky Mohomi for next season.

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