Ghana defender Opare hoping to secure future at Royal Antwerp

The defender has set sights on maintaining his fine form with the Great Old in order to be stable at the club for a longer period

Ghana defender Daniel Opare says he hopes to at least settle in one league after joining Belgian First Division A side Royal Antwerp last summer.

The 27-year-old became a journey man after parting ways with Real Madrid's Castilla in 2010 despite showing glimpses of a potential future star at a younger age.

He played for six clubs in the last eight seasons including Standard Liege, FC Porto, Besiktas and Lens.

“I previously played in Belgium and I know how the league is. For some couple of years now, I’ve been moving around really, so I needed somewhere that I can cool off my head to play good football and get back to my level again [that's why I chose here],” Opare was quoted as saying by Ghanasoccernet.

“The Belgian league is a very nice league. It’s a very young league, a very competitive and a challenging one. I know the league and how things work there.

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“There are a lot of quality players who played there before moving away. I played there before moving to Porto. It is a good choice that I made. Belgium is like a second home to me. I feel comfortable when I’m there and hope to be consistent,” he added.

Opare joined Antwerp from German Bundesliga side FC Augsburg as a free agent in July.