Former Ghana goalie, Abubakar Damba has tipped Wa All Stars goalkeeper Richard Ofori to take up the number one slot in the Black Stars soon.
The former Ghana Youth shot-stopper earned his debut Black Stars call-up late last year when Ghana thrashed Mauritius 7-1 in a 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifier at the Accra Sports Stadium. Ofori however failed to make the Ghana team that humbled Mozambique 3-1 in Accra last Thursday.
Damba lauded the capabilities of the youngster, noting that he expects him to gain the requisite skills and techniques within the shortest possible time. He adds that Ofori will glitter when he gets the opportunity to man the post.
‘’Richard Ofori is a great potential and we have to nurture him very well for our goalkeeping department. He has gone through the motion and he is climbing up the ladder steadily,’’ he told Kumasi-based Bohye FM.
‘’I know he has been learning from the seniors at the Black Stars camp. I know for sure that within the shortest possible time he will be matured and also gain some experience so that when the onus fall on him I know he will deliver. I know when that time is due he will perform well.’’
Ofori was voted the Best Goalkeeper after the 2014/2015 Ghana Premier League.
By Daniel Osei