Onyango will welcome Ofori competition


Mamelodi Sundowns number 1 goalkeeper Denis Onyango says he would be happy to compete with Richard Ofori.

Ofori, who’s currently at Maritzburg United, is linked with a move to Sundowns and Orlando Pirates.

“I don’t have a problem with competition. Richard Ofori can come. He’s welcome,” Onyango told PowerFM Sport.

Downs boss Patrice Motsepe with Ofori after the Telkom Knockout final last year.

“I won’t be greedy because I can’t play when I’m 40 or 45 or 50. Others will have to take the team forward. And Ofori was here before he went to Maritzburg United,” Onyango added.

Onyango is referring to some couple of years ago when Ofori trained with Sundowns, but a deal never materialised and the Ghanaian signed with the ‘Team of Choice’ instead.

Sundowns currently have four goalkeepers; Onyango, Kennedy Mweene, Reyaad Pieterse and Abram Ngcobo.

Downs coach Pitso Mosimane has previously said that goalkeepers are “scared” to come to the club, because they don’t want to compete with Onyango, who’s been the number 1 for some years.

Downs coach Pitso Mosimane.

“How do you compete with Africa’s number one? Sometimes you look locally but each team wants to keep their players while some goalkeepers say why should I come to Sundowns and compete with Onyango, how can I compete with Africa’s number one?

“He’s been number one for the last three years. People don’t want to come and compete with Onyango,” said Mosimane.

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By Tiyani wa ka Mabasa

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