Ofori’s Maritzburg exit intensifies with Sundowns lying in wait

Maritzburg United goalkeeper Richard Ofori’s reported move away from the club has intensified, with club chairman Farook Kadodia admitting his star player might not be at the club next season.

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Ofori, 26, has been heavily linked with a big money-move to Mamelodi Sundowns ahead of the 2020/21 Absa Premiership campaign following his impressive displays this season, where he has kept 10 clean sheets in 22 league matches.

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Felix Annan has been linked as Richard Ofori’s replacement at Maritzburg United.
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The Ghanaian number one shot-stopper and defender Rushine de Reuck have both been linked with moves to Sundowns and Orlando Pirates respectively, and Kadodia played his cards very close to his chest on whether Ofori would remain at the club beyond the end of the current season.

“There’s only talk [about Ofori]. When there’s a concrete offer on my table then we’ll talk about it. I won’t say I’m confident [Ofori will still be here next season] he said, as quoted by KickOff.com.

“You must understand me well. The thing is, if there’s anything that happens later on, I can’t rule it out. But at the moment we have no concrete offers.”

Kadodia also dismissed suggestions that they have already lined up a replacement for Ofori with his fellow countryman, Felix Annan, who plies his trade for Asante Kotoko in Ghana.

“It’s just speculation, we have a goalkeeper. We have no reason to look for a goalkeeper right now,” Kododia added.