Ghana goalkeeper Richard Ofori has explained the reason behind his decision not to join South African giants Mamelodi Sundowns.
The Black Stars number one was close to joining Sundowns after a successful trials with the Club.
Ofori however contemplated on first team action due to the presence of ever rated Denis Oyango and Kennedy Mweene.
He however decided to join Maritzburg United who had also shown interest.
“In the three years that I have been in South Africa a lot has changed, it’s been very good for me as a player and as a person. This was my first contract playing outside Ghana, so I feel much appreciated and happy,” said Ofori during a virtual press conference.
“I first came here for trials at Sundowns and after they gave me that opportunity they decided they would sign me, but because of (no guaranteed) game-time I then came to Maritzburg. I have obviously grown – the Richard that came to South Africa three years ago is not the Richard that you see now,” the goalie explained.
“I have the experience and I know how things are done now, so automatically I won’t be the same player. But the most important thing is that now I am enjoying my time here at my current club – I can’t talk much about what the future holds, I am concentrating more on Maritzburg United,” added the player whose contract runs until June 2021.
Ever since the 25-year-old moved to South Africa, he has become a prominent figure in the PSL attracting another interest from Sundowns.