Ofori Back With NYCFC After Loan Deal With Stuttgart

Ofori, NYCFC
Ebenezer Ofori

Ebenezer Ofori will be back with New York City FC for the 2019 season through a loan deal the VfB Stuttgart of the Bundesliga.

The Ghanaian international midfielder re-signs on a second one-year loan deal, with an option for NYCFC to buy at the end of 2019.

“I’m super excited to come back to New York City FC for another season,” said Ofori. “I felt very at home last year playing for a club that I respect very highly. I cannot wait to do my best for the club this coming season.”

Ofori made 28 MLS appearances for New York City in 2018, scoring his first goal for the team in a 4-0 victory over Real Salt Lake in April.

“We’re really excited to bring Ebenezer back to New York for the 2019 season,” said Claudio Reyna, sporting director with NYCFC. “He played a key role in our midfield last season and will bring even more continuity to the spine of our team. He knows what it takes to succeed in this league and we expect him to build off his 2018 performance.”

Domènec Torrent, the team’s head coach, added, “He understands what we want to do tactically and brings a unique quality to our midfield. He’s experienced in this league and at the international level and I’m very happy to have him back in the squad.”

Before his first loan spell with NYCFC, Ofori helped Stuttgart to promotion back to the Bundesliga. Prior to his stay in Germany, Ofori won Sweden’s “Best Midfielder” award in 2015 while at AIK.