Khaya Ndubane
Digital manager Phakaaathi
3 minute read
22 Oct 2020
12:00 pm

New Pirates goalie pens emotional message to Maritzburg boss

Khaya Ndubane

The Ghanaian goalkeeper left Maritzburg this week to join the Buccaneers on a three-year deal.

Richard Ofori hugs Maritzburg United chairman Farook Kadodia (Photo by Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images)

Richard Ofori has penned a heartfelt farewell letter to Maritzburg United chairman Farook Kadodia and the Blue Hearts fans after leaving the club to join Orlando Pirates.

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The Ghanaian goalkeeper left Maritzburg this week to join the Buccaneers on a three-year deal.

Writing on his Instagram account on Thursday‚ Ofori thanked his “spiritual father” Kadodia and the club for his wonderful stay at Maritzburg.

“Mr Chairman… this is a special thanks to you as my spiritual father. We built a special bond that will not be broken by distance nor time,” wrote Ofori.

“You have taught me and raised me to be a strong and focused man. No words can express how thankful I am to you and your family in nearly every aspect of my life.”

“May God abundantly bless you and keep watching over you. The blue army is lucky to have a strong father and leader like you.”

“To the fans, I can’t thank you enough. You have always given me the best comfort. Even at our worst times, you made me feel expendable [sic] and at our best you made me feel nothing but love.

“To my teammates, you are friends that became my chosen family and the bond will forever be. To the technical team, thanks for grooming me into the best of my abilities and I shall forever honour that,” concluded the Black Stars goalkeeper.

 

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I want to take this opportunity to express my gratitude and warm heart feels to the entire family of the Blue army. This is my home and i will forever have it at heart wherever I go. It’s of great honor that I have grown and became what I am in the hands of the most loving family in the world. To the funs, I can’t thank you enough! You’ve always given me the best comfort. Even at our worst times, you made me feel expendable and at our best you made me feel nothing but love… To my team mates, you are friends that became my chosen family and the bond will forever be. To the technical team, thanks for grooming me into the best of my abilities and I shall forever honor that. To the chairman!! You are my role model, you’ve taught me how to fight and get through battles even at times I didn’t see a way though… I feel very lucky to have been apart of the Maritzburg United family. Life is a journey and at this point, my journey leads me somewhere else but I will forever have a special place in my heart for the blue army and I’ll fly the flag of the Blue Army wherever I go. Thank you with all my heart Blue Army Family. Richard Ofori

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