Inaki Williams, who grew up in La Liga club Athletic Bilbao’s academy, has been with the club for the past eight seasons. The 26-year-old is one of the best stars in his team. After playing for Spain’s age group, he also played for the main team. That Williams will now be seen in the Ghana national team.


Inaki Williams, 26, said in a video message on social media on Tuesday (July 5th) that he would play for the Ghana national team from now on. Although born and raised in Spain, the footballer’s parents are from Ghana.

Williams was carried by his parents to Europe illegally in the hope of a better life. They left Ghana with the help of traffickers and arrived in the Sahara Desert. From there they arrived at the Moroccan-Spanish border, accompanied by hunger and lack of drink.

enters Spain after crossing the border, but his parents were arrested by the police. Although freed with the help of a lawyer there, they took political asylum in Spain as a war-torn Liberian, hiding his Ghanaian identity. He was born there.

Bilbao’s Academy Product Williams got its first chance on the senior team in 2014. He has played 262 matches for Bilbao in the last eight years. He has scored 53 goals. He holds the record for most matches played in La Liga in 233 consecutive matches.

In 2015, he was called up to the Spain U-21 team. He has played 16 matches since his debut in March that year. He was called up to the national team the following year. He was on the ‘stand by’ list in Spain’s 2016 Euro team. However, his debut in the national team was not too late after that. He played in Jersey, Spain in May of that year as a replacement for Marco Asensio against Bosnia-Herzegovina.

He was never called up to the Spain team again. After a long wait, he said last year that he was thinking of playing for Ghana. Finally confirmed it in a video message.

Inaki, who played for the Spanish national team, is not barred from playing for Ghana. According to FIFA rules, a national team can be changed if it does not play more than three matches for the national team before its 21st birthday or in a World Cup or continental tournament.

Milan “Every step we take has a different meaning,” he said. Leaves a legacy. My parents raised me with values ​​of humility, respect and love. That’s why I think it’s time to find our own roots in Africa and Ghana, and it means a lot to me and my family. “

This star can be seen in the World Cup for Ghana. He believes that getting him before the World Cup will be an inspiration for the Ghana national team. The Black Stars are in Group H at the World Cup. Their group partners are Portugal, Uruguay and South Korea.

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