Ofori on the radar of Orlando Pirates
Black Stars and Maritzburg goalkeeper, Richard Ofori, has become a surprise target for South Africa giants, Orlando Pirates, following his impressive performance in the league.
The Soweto giants are reportedly looking forward to bolstering their goalkeeping department with the Ghanaian after an inconsistent performance by their short-stoppers.
Pirates are currently third on the South Africa league while Maritzburg are rooted on the bottom making the move very possible.
Report from South Africa indicates that the 25-year-old Ghanaian has become the preferred player for Orlando Pirates following his outstanding performance for his club throughout the season.
A source who disclosed to the South Africa portal, pressreader.com was quoted as saying “Pirates are interested in Richard Ofori from Maritzburg United. With inconsistencies and injuries in their goalkeeping department, the club is considering making an offer for Ofori for next season”.
Pirates are said to have a serious problem in their goalkeeping department and Jackson Mabokgwane who has been deputising for Siyabonga Mpontshane has not done much to convince his manager since Mpontshane fell out of the pecking order.
When the deal is sealed, Ofori would be the youngest goalkeeper in the team but come with a towering experience having played regularly for the Black Stars as well as Maritzburg United.
Ofori joined Maritzburg on a three-year deal after a botched attempt to sign for another South Africa club, Mamelodi Sundowns after he was not guaranteed a regular playing time.