Belgian giants Royal Antwerp capture Ghana’s Daniel Opare

Belgian giants Royal Antwerp capture Ghana’s Daniel Opare
Augsburg's Daniel Opare (L) in action against Moenchengladbach's Denis Zakaria (R)

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Friday Jul 13, 2018. 12:00

Ghanaian international defender Daniel Opare has signed for Belgian giants Royal Antwerp on a free transfer.

Media reports suggest that the 27-year-old has signed a two-year deal with the four-time Belgian champions.

Opare’s move comes five months after he was told to look for a new club by German Bundesliga side Augsburg.

The West African national made 22 appearances for Augsburg before he was told to leave the club for being 'dishonest' and 'shown no loyalty to the club's values' at the back of transfer talks with Schalke 04.

"I have full confidence in the project of Royal Antwerp and the plans of the club management," Opare was quoted as saying on Royal Antwerp's website.

The BBC website reports that it was not the first time he had been suspended by the club for disciplinary reasons after being forced to train alone in 2016.

Having represented the Black Stars on 17 occasions including an appearance at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, Opare was linked with a move to Swansea City in January.

The defender launched his career at Ashanti Gold in his native country before having spells in Tunisia, Spain and Turkey.

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