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2014 World Cup: Ghana defender Daniel Opare picks up injury which could keep him out of Germany clash

Published on: 19 June 2014
Daniel Opare hobbled off the training pitch after the session on Thursday

By Ameenu Shardow

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Courtesy African Origin Travel and Sports Tourism

Defender Daniel Opare picked up an injury at the end of Ghana’s training session on Thursday which could force him out of the 2014 World Cup game against Germany on Saturday.

The 23-year-old hobbled off the pitch with the help of Black Stars team doctor Baba Adamu after the afternoon's session at the Rei Pele Stadium in Maceio.

The Standard Liege fullback may require an MRI scan to determine the extent of damage done on his right leg.

Opare sustained the injury in the dying minutes of the training session after a collision with goalkeeper Fatau Dauda.

He now faces a real possibility of sitting out Saturday's game against Germany in Fortaleza.

Opare is also at risk of missing the remainder of the tournament with a thorough assessment yet to be done on the injury setback.

The former Real Madrid youngster lasted the entire duration of Ghana's 2-1 defeat to the United States of America in their opening Group G game at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

The defeat leaves the Black Stars in desperate need of points in their remaining two games against Germany and Portugal in order to progress further in the competition.


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  • onelove says:
    June 20, 2014 02:30 am
    you sound like a moron. you sound like u were raise by the planet of apes. fellow african talking trash and hatred towards african. i hope boko haram kidnap you father and brother then raped your mum and sisters. stupid fool
  • onelife says:
    June 20, 2014 02:34 am
    everytime i read your comment u leave on this site it has a negative comment about ghanaians or the blackstars. buddy its not by force to watch our games if your bitch cant stand us. clear we doing something positive thats why ur bitch is always bitching. like get eh **** outta this page with your negative comments.
  • PAPA says:
    June 19, 2014 06:14 pm
    that is not good news.
  • Chineke says:
    June 19, 2014 06:17 pm
    9ja All the way with lights on and no making another team train in a car park.....Unlike the black D's
  • Seldmade says:
    June 19, 2014 06:20 pm
    We have a very good team capable of taming any team but the only problem is that our players have fear and fail to replicate their european form otherwise our black star are goung somewhere.'Lets all support our team with one voice and Unity
  • Emma says:
    June 19, 2014 06:22 pm
    He would not have started, may be, because of poor showing against the USA. But his injury is bad for Ghana and not good news.
  • just says:
    June 19, 2014 06:22 pm
    That is bad news wish him speedy recovery
  • Mumbi says:
    June 19, 2014 06:41 pm
    Hahahahahaha @ Chineke, from Black Stars to Black Dogs (BD) hahahaha. can't stop laughing.
  • BISMARK says:
    June 19, 2014 06:06 pm
    Good news
  • ok.. says:
    June 19, 2014 06:09 pm
    ok. harison afful shuld get ready.. he was not good at all wen searching foward only good at defending wih hard tacklings
  • mikron says:
    June 20, 2014 01:09 am
    haahhahahahah the yellow stars are out, no hope for them, ivory coast on the other hand will qualify with us 9ja
  • risky says:
    June 19, 2014 10:19 pm
    I 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. This is indeed good news.
  • adjoa says:
    June 19, 2014 09:03 pm
    Who is zambia? Gh has moved on so stop living in e past. Our worry is Germany n Portugal n the likes,nt a team who has never even been to the world cup before. Amateurs
  • Edward, Maryland says:
    June 19, 2014 09:06 pm
    But was the coach seriously thinking of starting this guy against Germany? Please, don't else there will be a big disaster. Start whoever. Anybody at all is better than this guy. He has a serious lack of positioning.
  • kakape says:
    June 19, 2014 06:51 pm
    @ Chineke, what was the scoreline between Boko haram (Super chickens) vrs Alqaeeda (Iran). I am told you drew the match because Boko haram & alqaeeda are terrorists brothers. I hope you, your mother & tghe rest of your family doesnt blow up when you are watching your next match @ nija.
  • Draman Appiah says:
    June 19, 2014 06:51 pm
    Sad. We are out God is angry with Ghana for the bad treatment we gave to Zambia in Kumasi.
  • So Trueeeeee says:
    June 20, 2014 10:45 am
    @chineke and @ mumbi,pls you guys should leave ghanians alone if you can't contribute constructively on their forum. Am a nigerian,and everytime i see the way you pple harass and insults and embarrasses yourself here is just appalling,and despicable and also disgarceful. There's nothing wrong in winding each other up,or making fun of each other to gain upper hand or bragging rights,especially as two super powers in african football. But when it comes to all you pple that are suppose to be grown ups men abuse and curse and insults yourselves and families and wish death on other it is totally GROSS. This is the first time am commenting on this cause it's becoming so annoying. I must say i work with ghanians here in UK,and i used to see them as very laid back even to a fault. But am shocked they're talk and abuse like this. Some comments are fuuny tho. And for you NIGERIANS,I repeat leave pple alone and stop sounding out if you can't contribute wisely and objectively (period). Boko haram or terrorism is not something to be toyed or joked with. Thousands of innocent sould have died. Women,men and young ones. These pple are barbaric,and I don't care under what beliefs and religion they are. Terrorism is not peculiar to any region or country. You can see all over the world. In african,europe,Americas. We all have to fight to stop them once and for all. This is why I was shocked when there are meeting in Europe to discuss this issue in west Africa,and the majors west Africans countries where the scourge is on. And I was shocked to see there was no GHANA amongst them. What message is the Ghanaian govt tyring to pass? Everyman for himself? Or since is not in our back yard we don't care? Really? Even America as huge and as develope and rich faces this problem eveyrtime. Now let me ask you this. If all the other west african countries are able to eventually destroy and stop this pple in totality,and the decided to shift base to Ghana then what? Oh here you say my ghanian bro this is not possible, lol well believe and trust me it is very POSSIBLE. Even in south Africa I read about a new small party coming out and they're called(alqeda party) so there you go. They're spreading fast. Is not written in the bible? It's end time my bros. Andam sure we've not seen anything yet. See what happened in Kenya this week and everu day. There's no wany under any guise will accept pple making fun of dead innocent souls simply bcus of football,we don't value lives. Yet we claim to be christains and Muslims or what ever religions. We practice. We don't love each other and hide under stupid religions. Africas we act and behave like animals. Whites will never do all these. Look at the football rivalry btwn Brazil and argentina any all other regios they won't say all these pottash and badderdash you pple are are sprouting from your mouths. It's shameful and has no place in football or daily lives. Pls ghanaians learn to take jokes it's all football. I know ghanaians usually are not funny and boring cus i tell my friends this everytime. We then laughed,and go clubbing together,and thyre always in house with girls everytime before I finally settled down. And you nigerians keep shut or say something sensible,or leave this forum is meant for football nothing else. A ghanaian friend of mine once told me is that thr reason why he doesn't like all the ghanaian govt,is cus thyre too quiet and being controlled by other Africans super powers. That rawlings was only strong at home and was a puppet for babangida. And It's true. Babangida took all the money they both stole from Samuel doe for himelf alone. In the eighties while growing up,in my neighborhood we had lots of ghanaians that lived and worked and had children here in Nigeria. We used to play football together. Have dated couple of the women and almost got married to one,but just didn't work out. My pple we are one let's come together to enjoy football,and defear terrorism. Nkrumah and zik of Africa though us better than this. And am sure they must be turning in their graves. God bless us all and motherland africa.