Ofori elated with Maritzburg United switch

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The Ghanaian goalkeeper joined the Team of Choice in a three-year deal and is hoping to achieve success in the PSL

Ghana goalkeeper Richard Ofori has admitted his happiness after joining South African Premier Soccer League club Maritzburg United from Wa All Stars.

The 23-year-old signed a three-year deal with Team of Choice as a replacement for Wayne Sandilands, who left the club for Orlando Pirates last week.

“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," Ofori was quoted as saying by Ghanasoccernet.com.

"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 and I am hoping everything will go well for us.

“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.”

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Ofori has also called on the club's supporters to rally behind him in order to become successful.

“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, it’s about the family. It’s about Maritzburg. It’s about the city,” he said.

Ofori, who won the best goalkeeper in 2016-17 Ghana Premier League season, is expected to become the first choice at Maritzburg following the departure of Namibian shot-stopper Virgil Vries.

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