Goalkeeper Richard Ofori turns down Orlando Pirates’ contract extension offer

Reports suggest that Richard Ofori, a Ghanaian international, has declined an offer to extend his contract with South African team Orlando Pirates.

Richard Ofori, who is currently 29, joined the team in October 2020 on a three-year contract, which is set to expire this summer.

Although Orlando Pirates offered him a two-year extension, Ofori turned it down as it did not meet his expectations.

The goalkeeper reportedly requested a raise before agreeing to sign an extension. If both parties are unable to come to an agreement, Ofori will leave the team during the summer transfer window.

Since joining Orlando Pirates, Ofori has made 55 appearances, keeping 28 clean sheets and conceding 35 goals.

Ofori spent a number of seasons with Westland FC (a second division club in Accra) before he joined Wa Allstars of Wa, Ghana.

He had continuously been linked with moves to South Africa or Europe after his highly praised performances in the Ghanaian Premier League and went on trial with Cape Town City in late 2016.

He was voted best goalkeeper in the 2015 season and was instrumental in the All-Stars’ clinching of their first ever title in 2016, again being voted the best goalkeeper.

Credit: kickgh.com


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