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Sports News of Wednesday, 26 February 2020


I’m one of the best goalkeepers in South Africa – Richard Ofori

Ghana and Maritzburg United goalkeeper, Richard Ofori Ghana and Maritzburg United goalkeeper, Richard Ofori

In-demand Maritzburg United goalkeeper Richard Ofori admits he is "maybe one of the best" but wants to leave matters like end-of-season awards to be decided by those in the stands.

With the 2019/20 Absa Premiership season approaching the final straight, talk about players who might be in line for the top awards is gaining momentum.

The Ghanaian keeper says he will let the judges do their work as he focuses on the on-field matters.

"I cannot say I am the best goalkeeper, maybe one of the best, yes," Ofori says. "But what I can say is that I am just doing my best trying to make sure I do my best."

Ofori has played 20 matches and kept eight clean sheets, and with Itumeleng Khune out of contention for the Goalkeeper of the Season award because of a lack of game-time, the United keeper might find himself competing with the likes of Denis Onyango, Ronwen Williams and Daniel Akpeyi.

"The presenters and the supporters are the ones that can be left to judge. It is not for me myself to say I am the best whatever, because we have some very good goalkeepers in the country," he insists.

"The judging I will leave to the media to analyse and decide who they want to call the best."