Ghana defender Daniel Opare is hoping to put his Augsburg troubles behind him after completing a switch to Belgian club Royal Antwerp on a free transfer.

Opare has endured a difficult last few months after the Bundesliga side kept him in the cold and told him to look for a new club in February for being 'dishonest' and 'shown no loyalty to the club's values' amid transfer talks with Schalke 04.

The 27-year-old, has signed a two-year deal with the four-time Belgian champions.

"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.

He started his career at Ashanti Gold in his native country before spells in Tunisia, Spain and Turkey.

By Daraja Mutari