Opare eyeing Ghana return after Augsburg revival

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The former Fifa U-20 World Cup winner is targeting a comeback to international duty

Augsburg defender Daniel Opare wants to play for Ghana again after three years in the wilderness.

The 26-year-old has been out of the Black Stars since the disastrous 2014 Fifa World Cup campaign in Brazil.

His newfound desire is steeped in his recent return to Augsburg's first team set-up, having started - and lasted the entire duration - Fuggerstadter's last three games in the Bundesliga.

"Of course I am interested in returning to the team," Opare told Bundesliga Vibes.

"Ghana is my country and if they invite me I will still represent my country.

"For the moment, we are not in a good position [in 2018 World Cup qualifying]; we have two qualification matches to play."

Opare's absence from the national set-up has been due to a combination of injury and unstable club career.

Between the 2014 World Cup and this season, the defender has been on the books of four clubs, namely FC Porto, Besiktas, Augsburg and RC Lens, with whom he played on loan last campaign.

With Ghana currently short on right-back options, Opare could earn a recall for the Black Stars' clash with Uganda in the global showpiece qualifiers next month.

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In September's double-header against Congo, Columbus Crew fullback Harrison Afful was forced to play in both games despite being declared unfit due to a lack of quality alternatives.

Ghana currently sit third in Group E, four and two points behind Egypt and Uganda respectively.

 

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