Ghana defender Opare says Egypt clash was most difficult of his career

Ahram Online, Wednesday 19 Feb 2014

Daniel Opare says the most difficult game of his career was Ghana's 2-1 defeat by Egypt in the second leg of a World Cup qualifying playoff in November

Hossam Ghali(C)of Egypt fights for the ball with Sulley Muntari(R)and Andre Ayew of Ghana during their 2014 World Cup qualifying second leg playoff match.(Photo: Reuters)

Ghana's Daniel Opare admitted that facing Egypt in Cairo in a World Cup qualifying playoff was the most difficult match of his career although the Black Stars prevailed on the aggregate score to reach next year's Brazil finals.

Playing in front of their enthusiastic supporters at an army-owned stadium in Cairo, Egypt defeated Ghana 2-1 but it was a mere consolation following their humiliating 6-1 loss in the first leg in Kumasi.

"It wasn’t easy at all because when we went to Egypt to play the second leg I realized it was one of the most difficult games I have ever played," Opare was quoted as saying on Ghanasoccernet.

"Egypt are a quality side so getting over them to reach the World Cup was a huge achievement."

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