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Daniel Opare Settled As Ghana Left-Back
 
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31-Aug-2011  
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Ghana defender Daniel Opare says he has adjusted to life as a make-shift left-back for the Black Stars.

The Standard Liege right-back was re-assigned to the left to solve the teams problematic position.

The former Real Madrid youth player excelled in that role in March against England at Wembley and was exceptional in a Nations qualifier against Congo at home in June.

Opare says he is capable of thriving in that unfamiliar role.

I am a right back and I think it is very similar to the left-back position, as a player I think it is a plus if you can play more than one position, he said.

I use to slot in to the left back position at my club side whenever the person there gets injured or red-carded so I am very comfortable playing there.

Ghana have struggled to find a natural left-back since Habib Mohammed faded out after the 2006 World Cup finals.

Right-footed players Harrison Afful, Hans Adu Sarpei and Rahim Ayew have failed to hold down the position under ex-coach Milovan Rajevac.

New coach Goran Stevanovic has also not been convinced by left-footers David Addy and Nana Akwesi Asare.
 
 
 
Source: ghanasoccernet
 
 

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