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PSL and Orlando Pirates chairman Dr Irvin Khoza. Image: @OfficialPSL/Twitter

Orlando Pirates star tipped for contract extension in Mayfair

Orlando Pirates management are reportedly keen on extending the contract of one of their star first team players

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PSL and Orlando Pirates chairman Dr Irvin Khoza. Image: @OfficialPSL/Twitter

Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Richard Ofori looks set to extend his contract at the Buccaneers according to reports.

Though he’s struggled with injuries since joining the Bucs, when called upon the 29-year-old has been solid for his side.

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Ofori has made 13 appearances for the Buccaneers this season, keeping seven clean sheets in the process. This includes two in their cup winning MTN8 run.

The Ghanaian shot-stopper narrowly missed out on a place in Ghana’s FIFA World Cup squad for Qatar due to injury after being named in their preliminary squad.

Orlando Pirates keeper to extend contract at Mayfair?

According to reports, the Mayfair based club are set to begin negotiations with Ofori whose contract comes to a close in June 2023.

“I think a lot of people know that Ofori’s contract is ending next year, so, obviously there has to be talks between the player and the management.” a Citizen report read.

“It has to happen soon because if you take time in such situations you might end up losing the player. He is the number one choice at the club and the management obviously want to keep him.”

The publication further claim that both Orlando Pirates FC and Richard Ofori’s camp are keen on an extension.

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In other news, having just returned from the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. A former Orlando Pirates coach Roger De Sa won’t be taking a long break from soccer!

De Sa took to Qatar as an assistant coach to Carlos Queiroz for the Iranian national team.

And despite glimpses of quality, Iran were dumped out of the tournament after finishing behind England and the USA in group B.

The former Bidvest Wits and Orlando Pirates coach has since returned back to South Africa for an exciting new job!

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Having been pitch-side for the entire group stage phase, De Sa will take to the SuperSport TV studios for the remainder of the tournament.

“The World Cup is always a special tournament to be part of.” The former Orlando Pirates coach said as quoted by SundayWorld.

“I just wish I could coach in each and every World Cup. We went back to Iran for three days and then I came back home.

“We’re not sure about our future with the national team. But we will resume our talks with the federation in January. We hope to continue with the team next year.

“For now, I am here at home in Cape Town to get some rest. Then I will go to Johannesburg and do some TV work with SuperSport starting on Friday. After the World Cup, I’ll go on holiday for the rest of December.”

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Orlando Pirates number one Richard Ofori wears his heart on his sleeve. Image: @CAFOnline / Twitter

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