Ghanaian Richard Ofori excited for Maritzburg United chapter
Posted: 20 July 2017 Time: 15:11
Maritzburg United newcomer Richard Ofori says he has been keeping tabs on the Team of Choice since last year.
Maritzburg today announced the signing of the Ghananian goalkeeper on a three-year deal from Wa All Stars.
Ofori told the club's website: “I’ve been following them since last year. The game in Cape Town against Cape Town City, I was there. When [Evans] Rusike scored that free-kick, I was there. They were playing very well and I said to myself I would love to be with this team. Here I am now with the team. I am hoping everything will go well for us.”
The 23-year-old was part of Ghana’s 2013 Fifa Under-20 World Cup squad, as well as the 2015 All Africa Cup Games. He was called up for the 2016 CHAN qualifiers against Ivory Coast. Earlier this year, Ofori was part of Avram Grant’s 2017 African Nations Cup squad, but did not feature in the tournament which was hosted by Gabon. Ofori believes his international experience will add value at Maritzburg.
“I will need to show that experience by motivating the players. They play in front of me, I see everything that's happening. I have to motivate them, It’s all about team work. I can’t wait to go to training tomorrow and meet my new family.”
Ofori also called on the club's fans to continue supporting the side. “I have heard about them, they are very passionate. I ask them to keep supporting the club because at the end it’s not about us the players, it’s not about management, its about the family. It’s about Maritzburg. It’s about the city.”