Spanish born Striker Iñaki Williams Confirms Change of Nationality, Ready to Play for Black Stars

Spanish born Striker Iñaki Williams Confirms Change of Nationality, Ready to Play for Black Stars

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:06 PM
  • Athletic Bilbao forward Iñaki Williams has completed his nationality switch to Ghana, becoming eligible to represent the Black Stars at all national team competitions
  • Iñaki Williams and his younger sibling met officials of the Ghana Football Association to hold talks about their international future while on vacation in the country last month
  • His switch of allegiance comes as a piece of positive news for the senior men's national team, who will participating at the 2022 FIFA World Cup

Spanish-born forward of Ghanaian parentage Iñaki Williams has confirmed his switch of allegiance, declaring his readiness to represent the West African nation at the international level.

The 27-year-old forward paid a visit to Ghana during the post-season holidays last month and took the opportunity to hold talks with the Ghana Football Association (GFA) about a possible switch of nationality.

Initial reports suggested that Williams, who visited Ghana with his younger sibling Nico Williams, had turned down the opportunity to represent the four-time African champions.

But in a video shared on Twitter, sighted by Sports Brief, Inaki declared his readiness to represent the Black Stars at the national team level.

"Today, a new challenge begins. From now on, I will defend Ghana’s T-shirt. With all my will whilst I give my best. I’m one of the Black Stars” Williams disclosed in 60-second-long footage.

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His declaration comes as a piece of exciting news to Ghanaian football-loving fans, who have been clamouring for the forward to switch his allegiance to Ghana.

Iñaki Williams drops hints of playing for Ghana

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Spanish-born centre-forward Iñaki Williams has just whet the appetite of Ghanaian football lovers following his reaction to Ghana's draw in the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup.

The 27-year-old forward is one of many Ghanaians born in the diaspora being pursued by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to switch allegiance to the West African nation.

Following Ghana's qualification to its fourth World Cup, football enthusiasts have prayed on the GFA to go all out in the pursuit of Ghanaians with dual citizenship in order to beef up the Black Stars team.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.
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