Richard Ofori hoping PSL can resume

Richard Ofori hoping PSL can resume
Richard Ofori of Maritzburg United

by Graeme Jackson

Monday May 25, 2020. 11:00

Maritzburg United goalkeeper Richard Ofori has expressed his hope that the Premier Soccer League (PSL) does not scrap the 2019-20 season.

The Ghanaian goalkeeper has been one of the star performers for the Team of Choice this season, helping the club sit in fifth place on the log when the season was suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The 26-year-old admits choosing between resumption and cancellation won’t be an easy decision for the PSL and South Africa’s football’s authorities, but he is keen to finish the season on the field.

“It is a very difficult situation,” Ofori told Phakaaathi, as quoted by Sports24.

“I think we just have to go back and play because they can’t say they are ending the league, as that will lead to a lot of confusion.

“Teams have already lost a lot of money. And those who will be relegated will feel bad. And those who are in the first division who feel they can still get to promotion will feel bad.

“It’s a difficult decision for the [PSL] board to decide, but at the end of the day whatever decision they take we can’t say no. They know best and the importance of everything.”

He added: “I can’t speak for everyone but for me, I am not scared. The decision will be made having considered everything [risks]. I have already psyched myself for whatever happens. If they cancel, or decide to continue, I will be fine.”

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