Ghana goalkeeper Richard Ofori is eyeing yet another impressive performance in the ABSA Premier League when his team Maritzburg United plays Kaizer Chiefs tonight.
The 23-year-old made his debut for Maritzburg United and kept a clean sheet as they drew goalless with Orlando Pirates.
Ofori, after impressing in his debut game is in contention for a starting place in their next game.
The Black Stars goalkeeper looks forward to help his team upset the former South African Champions.
“Kaizer Chiefs is the biggest team in South Africa – they have a lot of fans, and they will have a lot of supporters at the stadium on Wednesday. But we are playing home, and the players are ready to give their all for the club and for the Maritzburg fans,” he told the Club’s website.
“We are on course in terms of the log, but we want to take maximum points against Chiefs in order to move forward with confidence. If we’re at our best, I believe we can surely win this game.
“When I was still in Ghana I was able to watch some of Chiefs’ matches on TV. They looked a very good team. They have a very good attack, they also play on the counter-attack and are dangerous around the 18-yard box.
“They beat Cape Town City last week, and then drew with Wits – I have seen that game, and I believe they have a strong team. And they have a former Maritzburg coach [Steve Komphela], so he won’t want to lose this match and I’m expecting a very tough one.”
“I’ve enjoyed myself so far in South Africa – good players, coaches, good pitches as well. I was happy with my performance against Pirates, I need to continue that now and make sure the team will go forward.”
The former Ghana U20 goalkeeper made a move to the PLS side after years at reigning Ghana Champions WA All Stars.
He made history with the Ghanaian side by aiding them to win their maiden League title last season.
By Frank Darkwah