By Joana Arries-Tagoe
Black Stars goalkeeper – Richard Ofori has said that he feels very delighted to have completed his dream transfer to Orlando Pirates.
Speaking in an interview after putting pen to paper, the Ghanaian goalkeeper who joined the Buccaneers from Maritzburg United noted how enchanted it feels to join the South African giants [Pirates].
“It is [Orlando Pirates] one of the biggest teams in the world. So to sign with them I feel very excited and it’s like a dream come true because every player want to play for one of the biggest clubs in the world so I feel happy, I feel good, and I feel at home.
“I also look forward to meeting my new teammates and being part of this exciting new project.”
Ofori, who grew up in Aburi, [a small but historic city in the Eastern Region of Ghana] added that Fatau Dauda influenced his decision to joining the Buccaneers:
“In 2017, whiles in camp with the Black Stars we [Fatau and myself] were having a conversation about Orlando Pirates and he said the team is a very good team, they are good family to join so I got excited and I felt like I’ll join the team one day and I’m finally here.”
According to the quite unassuming but intelligent goalie every player want to win cups and would like to play in Europe also, but the first thing to do is to brighten the corner in which you find yourself so his ambition is to bring something on board at Orlando Pirates which people will remember him for.
Having played for the Ghana U-20 and U-23 national teams, Richard Ofori finally earned his Black Stars call up in 2016 and was part of Avram Grant’s final 23-man squad for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.