Maritzburg United preparing new contract offer for Richard Ofori as Orlando Pirates hover

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Maritzburg United are preparing to offer goalkeeper Richard Ofori a new contract.

Ofori's contract with United is set to expire in June 2021 meaning he will be free to sign a pre-contract with any team of his choice in less than four months' time.

The Ghana national team goalkeeper is on the wanted-list of Orlando Pirates and unnamed teams in Europe.

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Now this publication understands that Maritzburg are trying to tie Ofori to a new deal to avoid losing him for free in January.

"Maritzburg United are preparing to give him an offer better than he was earning before," a close source tells KickOff.com.

"There are a number of clubs that have made enquiries about his services and he could leave the club for free in January."

Ofori was also linked with a move to Mamelodi Sundowns but it seems the player might settle for Pirates if his dream of moving overseas doesn't materialise.

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Sundowns have already added younger goalkeepers Ricardo Goss and Jody February to their books for next season.

The Buccaneers, however, could release French goalkeeper Joris Delle after he failed to command regular action with the team this past season.

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