IN TOUCH WITH: RICHARD OFORI
5 May 2020
You may be surprised to hear that Maritzburg United goalkeeper Richard Ofori also fancies himself as a tennis player, and has been using the sport to keep fit during lockdown.
Maritzburg have made a lot of excellent continental signings over the year, and Ghana international Ofori is surely up there with the very best of them.
Ofori arrived at the Team of Choice in July 2017 from Wa All Stars FC. He has subsequently excelled in the Absa Premiership and can make a strong claim to have been one of the most consistent keepers in South Africa over the past three seasons.
The 26-year-old has played a big part in Maritzburg’s success and this season he has helped them to have one of the best defensive records in the league; Ofori has kept 10 clean sheets in 22 Absa Premiership matches and conceded only 17 goals.
Richard Ofori Lockdown Questions
MUFC: Where are you spending the lockdown?
Richard Ofori (RO): I’m in Pietermaritzburg where I stay.
MUFC: How are you keeping busy?
RO: I keep myself busy with the training program, I also play tennis with my neighbour.
MUFC: Who is the person you are most in contact with during the lockdown and how do you guys chat?
RO: Coach Vincent Kobola, Mxolisi Kunene and Pogiso Sanoka.
MUFC: Have you ever imagined life without football? And what would you have done for a career had you not been a footballer?
RO: I am much into tennis and I love to play tennis.
MUFC: Are there any games/ movies/ series/ books that you can recommend?
RO: I watch some movies, Money Heist series and I also spent some time reading my bible to get closer to God.
MUFC: Have you heard anything about lockdown back at home, how your family is doing?
RO: Yeah everything is fine in Ghana and everyone is doing good. Some are back to their workplaces especially those who work from offices.
MUFC: Looking at the season so far, which was the most impressive result/game for the team?
RO: This season we have done our best and played so many important games and got victories, so I cannot specifically pick any game. But I remember the moment against Chiefs (Telkom Knockout semi-final) where we qualified for the cup final.
MUFC: In which match do you feel you played your best?
RO: Every game you need to play your best, I have my best moment in every game. My best moment is to be there for the team, so I cannot specifically point to any game.
MUFC: What was the best goal scored by MUFC this season?
RO: I give my best goal to Judas Moseamedi against Bloemfontein Celtic.
* Our social media platforms will continue to provide updates and let you know what our players are up to - please click on links below: