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Opare wants to solve Ghana's left-back problems

Published on: 03 January 2012

Ghana defender Daniel Opare says he will be comfortable to play as a make-shift left-back at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations finals. 

The 21-year-old Standard Liege player impressed in that role during the qualifiers but he could be dropped for Masawudu Alhassan who is a natural left-footer.

Opare will have two-weeks to convince head coach Goran Stevanovic during the team's pre-tournament camping in Rustenburg, South Africa which begins on 7 January.

The former Real Madrid youth team player is up for the challenge.

"For me left-back is not really a problem because even at club level I play both right and left so it won't be a problem for me. I can adjust to any of them," said Opare.

He is a sure bet to make the final 23-man squad for the finals which runs from 21 January to 12 February.



This article has 12 comment(s), give your comment
  • Chu says:
    January 03, 2012 07:38 am
    u shd fynk abt how 2 suceed painstill .gh wud soon find a yong leftee nd u wud b dropd bco? u hav neva crosd 4 a goal
  • ray says:
    January 03, 2012 07:41 am
    Go go high Opare
  • FERGUSON says:
    January 03, 2012 07:49 am
    OPARE is a mordern day fullback bcos he is more atletic than any in the team.
  • piaget says:
    January 03, 2012 10:43 am
    I personally don't believe in opare. He is a redcarded player. If he wants to play Ghana's left-back , then he mustchange we cannot afford to be reduced to ten men because of him.
  • confusion says:
    January 03, 2012 09:44 am
    tresy,think b4 u say ok?Ghana need experience players lyk John P,John M, etc to mixed with young-stars.Go Ghana,Go Painstil
  • EZEKIEL says:
    January 03, 2012 09:46 am
    HEY tresy,think b4 u say ok?Ghana need experience players lyk John P,John M, etc to mixed with young-stars.Go Ghana,Go Painstil
  • trexy says:
    January 03, 2012 09:08 am
    painstil is who we have to drop.i don't know wat he does to deserve a place in de team.he does not even sit on de bench for his team.whY Ghana? Opare, i bliev in u.
  • real sabacious says:
    January 03, 2012 11:21 am
    i wonder how ghanaians discribe experience can any reasonable and deep minded person tagged inactive and and a player who lack match fitness to play ahead of active and match fit up and coming youngster bcos of age?football is for the young and energetic and not for the old wonder civilized countries like france,england,germany,brasil,argentina etc have dropped ballack,heskey,tierry henry,beckham,zanetti,ronaldinho etc though these players are still on top of their game and playing in the major leagues unlike our so experience players.i personally dont have problem with the inclusion of john mensah cos he's better than active lee addy and jonathan mensah just like sulley but can the same be said of paintsil compare to opare-inkoom?experience my foot!
  • idiami from kumasi says:
    January 03, 2012 07:14 am
    he is a redcard player he go away
  • selim says:
    January 03, 2012 08:48 am
    yes i kn u can play well at left well and i give u the nod. i've watch Opare several timeHope Plavis does same but if Massawudu wud do better, its for the betterment of Ghana.
  • MOCHACHO-USA says:
    January 03, 2012 01:29 pm
    You dem ryt brah
  • Iddrissa says:
    January 03, 2012 08:26 pm
    Wow all these players are great no matter what. John painstil is more devoted in every match he plays 4 ghana. Opare plays with energetic (some refrees are jerlous about his style of play,it happened in the friendly between gh. And bra. Where the refree showed him a red card which was bias. Whites refrees normally does that, especially when it comes to matches between african team and an european team,eg. Gh. Vs Bra. Fifa must sit and take a look at these analyses and put up good measures.) and i belive that's really good 4 the stars. My only problem i wish it sieze is lee addy's communication on the field of play and Prince tagoe's style of play which reveal no seriousness in every recent match held. Apart from these Good squad even though ghanaians expectations for the inclusion of certain key players like harisson afful , david addy and others was faild. God help the coach to have 23 devoted players who would bring the cup home. AMEN .....