CLUB STATEMENT REGARDING MEDIA SPECULATION
12 March 2020
Maritzburg United Football Club are disappointed to see the false media reports regarding two of of its players, Richard Ofori and Rushine De Reuck.
It was written this week that the two standout performers are set to join another Premier Soccer League (PSL) club at the end of the season.
Not only are these stories completely unsubstantiated and false, but they are unsettling to the two players, their teammates, the coaching staff, club management, the supporters and everyone involved with the KwaZulu-Natal Capital City club.
Team of Choice Chairman Farook Kadodia has asked for a greater sense of responsibility and respect from those who have been spreading the rumours.
"The club refutes all irresponsible media speculation regarding the transfer of its prized assets, Richard Ofori and Rushine De Reuck," Kadodia said.
"Certain journalists are placing the players under unnecessary pressure and linking the club to swap deals.
“The club would like to place on record that both players are not for sale. To date we have received a few inquiries from agents representing clubs abroad.
"The players are focussed on extending the team's winning run and achieving a top five finish," the Chairman continued.
"The players are contracted to Maritzburg United Football Club and we request that all clubs and media act responsibly and follow the required protocol.
"Our journey on growing the brand is our priority and we will not allow any detractors."
United are currently fifth on the Absa Premiership table with six matches to play this season.