The goalkeeper who joined the club in 2018 will be the Match-day Captain of the club whilst Nazeer Allie will be acting as the geneal captain.
In a statement on the club website, Head coach of the Club, Eric Tinkler explained, the competition for places makes it difficult to guarantee any player a starting place, except the Ghanaian goalkeeper who is the first choice goalkeeper of the side.
It was for that reason that it was decided to appoint dual captains.
“Like I said before, there is very little guarantee to any player that he will be in the starting line-up – that’s the type of competition we want to create.
“So selecting a captain was always going to be difficult. Richard, a national team goalkeeper for Ghana, is definitely our first-choice goalkeeper, so it made sense to appoint Richard as our match-day captain.
“Then we have the club captain. Who plays even more of an important role because he is representing the players to the club and also to me. And that person will be Nazeer Allie. Because of all his experience.”
Maritzburg United begin their season on August 4, with an Absa Premiership KZN derby away at Golden Arrows.