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Orlando Pirates dumps Richard Ofori

Ghanaian goalkeeper Richard Ofori, following his unimpressive performances this season, has departed from Orlando Pirates.

The team made the decision after carefully evaluating Ofori’s contributions.

After much deliberation, the team management decided that the goalkeeper would leave the club when his current contract ends on June 30th.

This announcement came via an official statement released by the Bucs on Thursday.

“Orlando Pirates can confirm that Richard Ofori will be leaving the club when his contract comes to an end on June 30,” the statement read.

“It is with a deep sense of gratitude that we reflect on the contributions of these players during their time with us. Ofori joined the Mighty Buccaneers in 2020 and quickly became a cornerstone of our defence, playing 58 matches and securing 29 clean sheets.

“Yet, his influence extended beyond the pitch. Ofori was a unifying force within the squad, and his four years here have left us with countless positive memories.”

Ofori joined the club in 2020 with impressive credentials and quickly became a key player in the defense, making 58 appearances and achieving 29 clean sheets.

However, in recent seasons, he struggled with consistency. This decline resulted in limited playing time, with Ofori making only three appearances during the 2023-24 football season.

The 30-year-old goalkeeper faced significant criticism earlier this year at the Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast. As Ghana’s primary keeper, his underwhelming performance contributed to the team’s early exit from the tournament.

Despite his strong start and vital role in the team’s defense, Ofori’s recent struggles led the team management to make a difficult decision.


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