Maritzburg United confirm Belgian interest in Ghanaian goalkeeper Richard Ofori

Published on: 11 November 2019

Maritzburg United have confirmed Belgian interest in Ghanaian shot-stopper Richard Ofori, with the chairman Farook Kadodia stating that there were talks with a Belgian club.

The 26-year-old has been one of the standout players for the club in the past few seasons, especially helping the club to retain the Premier Soccer League (PSL) status in last term, however it is likely he could leave at the end of the season.

Although the Team of Choice have made it clear they want to sell Ofori to a big club where he can develop his career, the club’s boss says there are no concrete offers as of yet.

"There’s some interest from Belgium for Ofori. But first I need to clarify this. Ofori is not in the last year of his contract. He still has one more year left at the club," Kadodia said as quoted by Independent Media.

"We would love to place Ofori into a good team, not at the team where his career won’t go far.

"There were some talks with the team from Belgium, but nothing has been pursued as yet. If it happens, it will be the end of the season.".

The former Wa All Stars goalie has conceded seven goals in 10 PSL matches as they sit eighth on the table with 13 points from 10 matches.

He is expected to man the posts for Black Stars when they face South Africa in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Thursday at the Cape Coast Stadium.