Maritzburg United open to selling Richard Ofori

Richard Ofori   New Maritzburg goalie Richard Ofori

Thu, 16 Apr 2020 Source: goal.com

Maritzburg United are open to selling Richard Ofori amidst reported interest from Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates.

This is according to Maritzburg's chief executive officer Younis Kadodia, who explained that they are willing to sell the goalkeeper provided the right procedures are followed.

Kadodia also confirmed Ofori’s one-year option has been exercised by the KwaZulu-Natal side and that the club is yet to receive concrete offers for the Ghana international.

“Yes, it’s correct…I think it’s something that happened just before the lockdown. It’s one more season,” Kadodia told Far Post.

Asked if that was done to fend off the interest from Sundowns and Pirates, the club official said: “I don’t think that’s a call I could make, obviously we want to keep him at Maritzburg.

“I think at this stage obviously there are rumours but yes, we haven’t received any formal offers for any players.

"So, I think the internet is one thing, offers are another, so interest via the media or offers via the club."

Kadodia indicated that they are treating reports linking their first-choice keeper with the two Gauteng giants as speculation.

"I think we’ve never stopped any player in the past, and I don’t think we will stop anybody in the future," he continued.

“But I think at this stage it’s premature or speculation. I think once there are any offers obviously come true then we can caucus it and discuss something."

Ofori, 26, has been one of the best goalkeepers this season having kept 10 clean sheets in 24 matches across all competitions.

The current PSL season has been halted due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Source: goal.com
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