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Ofori’s Rallying Cry To Bucs Teammates Ahead Of CAFCC Final

Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Richard Ofori has made a rallying cry to his teammates to not just be satisfied by reaching the CAF Confederation Cup final, but to go all out and win it to write history.

Pirates will meet Moroccan outfit RS Berkane in the continental final on Friday Night in Uyo, Nigeria.


Ofori insisted that his shouldn’t rest on the laurels of reaching the final but must leave everything on the pitch in order to be remembered for lifting another African trophy.

“We need to finish this tournament in good shape and not just by being part of the final,” Ofori told reporters.

“It’s not what we’re looking for, we need to win, we need to win this tournament because as the coach said earlier, it’s what the players always talk about – no one remembers finalists, whether you make it to the final, they won’t remember.

“The only time they remember is when you’re making it, that’s the only time when they will remember this is the Orlando Pirates team that played in the final last season. The only thing that people remember is the people that create history, that lift the trophy.

“We all know about that and us players we always talk about it. Since I joined the club, the club has been in finals two times – with coach Eric Tinkler we’ve been to the final but no one remembers. That is the clear message for us the players: ‘If we want the people to talk about us, we need to win’.

“We can’t just go to the final and say we’re happy. No! We want more! That’s the clear message, we need to win. So that in many years to come when they talk about the club’s history, this group of players will be mentioned also.

“That’s what we always talk about, that’s the message. We want to win, we want to make the club and country proud.”

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