- It has been confirmed that Richard Ofori's move to the Orlando Pirates is imminent
- Maritzburg United boss, Farook Kadodia, confirmed the Bucs made an offer for the Ghanaian professional footballer
- Kadodia revealed his team accepted the Pirates' offer and an official announcement will be released once the deal is done
Ghanaian footballer Richard Ofori has found a new home in the Orlando Pirates. The Bucs will reportedly make an official announcement once the deal is sealed.
The news was confirmed by Maritzburg United chairman Farook Kadodia, whom revealed the Pirates made an offer for Ofori and it has been accepted.
Kadodia told the media on Tuesday:
"I can now confirm that we've allowed Orlando Pirates to begin talks with Richard Ofori. Once the deal is concluded they will make an announcement."
According to KickOff, the deal to acquire Ofori has been going on since before the 2019/20 season, making it one of the longest-running transfer sagas this year.
The transfer negotiations were interrupted by the national lockdown earlier this year. South Africans have since reacted to the news that Ofori will join the Bucs.
Twitter user, @king_cartena, commented:
"While others are busy kikoto makasing, we buying players #OrlandoPirates."
Hlayi Mizozo, who goes by the handle @HlayiMizozo, said:
"We are complete now...We ain't losing a single game."
Another tweep, @huSithole95_ZA, added:
"Our weaknesses are being sorted and will not haunt us anymore this season."
In other sport-related news, Briefly.co.za reported Steve Komphela is now part of the Mamelodi Sundowns' technical team. The 53-year-old signed a deal with Masandawana to act as a senior coach.
According to the Sundowns, Komphela will report to the joint head coaches, Rulani Mokwena and Manqoba Mngqithi.
A statement by the Brazilians read:
"Masandawana let's welcome @komphelasteve to the home of the Champions! He will join the Brazilians' technical team as a first team senior coach reporting to the joint head coaches."
The news left soccer fans divided - with some applauding the Sundowns for signing a coach with so much experience while others wanted to know what the difference is between the senior and head coaches.
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