Daniel Opare Settled As Ghana Left-Back

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.