Sibongiseni Gumbi
Football Writer
1 minute read
22 May 2020
4:25 pm

Let’s finish league to avoid gripes – Ofori

Sibongiseni Gumbi

Maritzburg United goalkeeper Ricard Ofori would rather have the Absa Premiership season played to the end, than have complaints and unhappiness. 

Richard Ofori ©Gerahrd Duraan/BackpagePix

The 26-year-old Ghanaian believes that with the league race still open at both ends – relegation and championship – when it was stopped, the best way would be to play to the finish.
“It is a very difficult situation,” said Ofori.
“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.
Ofori said he hadn’t picked up any panic or fear from his teammates about going back to the field while the pandemic remains uncontained.
“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,” he said.

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