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2014 World Cup: Ghana defender Daniel Opare allays injury fears ahead of Germany clash

Published on: 19 June 2014
Daniel Opare limped off training on Thursday

By Ameenu Shardow

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Defender Daniel Opare has allayed his injury fears after limping off Ghana’s training session on Thursday ahead of the 2014 World Cup clash against Germany.

The 23-year-old hobbled off at the tail end of the Black Stars’ training session on Thursday afternoon at the Rei Pele Stadium in Maceio having emerged worse off in a collision with goalkeeper Fatau Dauda.

Opare needed the help of team doctor Baba Adamu to make his way into the team bus after the session – igniting fears he could easily miss Saturday’s game against Germany in Fortaleza.

The Standard Liege defender was however spotted walking without any aid in the Black Stars lobby later in the evening to ease fears over his injury concerns.

The ex Ghana U20 star believes he will return to full fitness in no time.

“It was just a knock in my thigh, I think I will be fine,” he told

Sources however close to have revealed a thorough assessment will be made on Opare’s injury to first ascertain the type of injury and then how long he will be out for.


This article has 11 comment(s), give your comment
  • g says:
    June 20, 2014 04:00 am
    one bad game papa yaw?this guy and jonathan mensah oooh my God what defenders,they can play in my boy scout team but not in the black stars
  • selfmade says:
    June 19, 2014 11:04 pm
    Our medical stuff has to be vigilant because it seems some.of our boys are taking unprescribed drugs to calm their nerves!! People Should watch the replay of our match and watch opare critically and y'all ll see what am seeing! He show a clear symptoms of a player on drugs! A clear symptoms exhibited by people who uses PEDS! The guy was weak,red popping eyes, lost of concentration, was shaking, completely lost and SLEEPY TOO! This is a clear symptoms of a drug use which was ABUSED! Am not a prophet of doom but our technical bench should open their eyes and watch some of these guys because they can bring HUGE DISGRACE TO GHANA! A word to the wise is enough!
  • Carlos Danger says:
    June 19, 2014 11:12 pm
    He is not hurt but afraid to flop again and be fussed at. He is not BS material... If he does not want to play let him sit his butt down ... Inkoom will take his place. The problem is inkoom, afful and opare are all the same ... Useless.
  • selfmade says:
    June 19, 2014 11:16 pm
    I have been a fan of OPARE for so many years right from under 17 up to the national team and I always have high hope for this guy but the OPARE that I saw in our match against the yanks is not my OPARE! Even if OPARE has a poor game, he is still quick, full of energy and very sharp but all these qualities were missing in our first game! OPARE was looking exactly like Ronaldo on France 98! We found out later that Ronaldo collapsed before the match because he had a seizure but Nike forces the bench to play him and ever since our match with the Americans, I have been thinking deep and and suspecting that something bad went wrong with OPARE! If he is not abusing drus then maybe he was sick before the match but his it from the technical crew and take some FIRST AID PAIN KILLERS WHICH SLOWED HIM DOWN! This is not my Daniel OPARE! I can swear that OPARE though can be highly inconsistent at times, he doesn't play like this at all!!
  • John Bone says:
    June 19, 2014 09:24 pm
    I have been following the world cup updates on german TV. They will be analyzing our previous games so they can come up with tactics. I hope our guys are also doing analysis and not just going on the training pitch. Please watch some clips and analyze. Soccer has advanced AA.
  • Papa Yaw says:
    June 19, 2014 09:33 pm
    You people are all fools in the highest regard! Ungrateful Ghanaians, so after just one bad game you turn to insult this player in the most disgusting ways, OPARE is a professional and one of the best lateral defenders Ghana has, if he was that bad he wouldn't be first choice at his club and even earned a move to Porto, **** Ghanaians are so ignorant is unbelievable! WTF!
  • risky says:
    June 19, 2014 10:13 pm
    I suspect opare took some enhancing drug to up his performance and it backfired big time. He was nervous throughout the game. As if he had never kicked a ball in his entire life.
  • selfmade says:
    June 19, 2014 10:49 pm
    @ risky... I have already said it! THR guy took some STEROIDS OR PEDS and he suffer for it! He wasn't only nervous but he was HIGH TOO and couldn't stand still! I said this but people didn't took notice of it! If u take a critical look at the guy, he looked like he was DRUGGED OR TOOK SOME DRUGS! Our technical team should becareful with some of our boys otherwise they ll bring DISGRACE TO US!! OPARE IS A SUSPECT!
  • Benito says:
    June 19, 2014 09:00 pm
    We don't even need this snail pace defender who has problem of tracking back and covering.he has no "ball sense"..he always play the ball on the touchline instead of doing some diagonal runs.the coach dare not field opare.
  • EmanuelKnowsBest says:
    June 19, 2014 07:55 pm
    Was kwesi appiah thinking of playing this fool. Ohh. Wat a blessing in disguise.
  • Lazy Bone says:
    June 19, 2014 08:00 pm
    Get well soon Opare, we love you. Tell all your team mates to take it easy on theirselves is part of the game any other person can have a bad day as well.