Major World Cup Boost for Ghana As Tariq, Inaki Williams and 3 Other Top Stars Confirm Nationality Switch

Major World Cup Boost for Ghana As Tariq, Inaki Williams and 3 Other Top Stars Confirm Nationality Switch

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:06 PM
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  • President of the Ghana Football Association, Kurt Edwin Simeon-Okraku has confirmed five players have declared their readiness to represent Ghana at the national team level
  • The Kurt Okraku-led GFA administration has been in hot pursuit of foreign-born players with Ghanaian lineage
  • Among the list of players confirmed by Kurt Okraku includes Tariq Lamptey, Inaki Williams, Stephan Ambrosius, Ransford Yeboah and Patrick Pfeffer

The senior men's national team, Black Stars has been inundated with positive news following the revelation of a quintet of players ready to play for Ghana.

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has been working assiduously to convince players with dual nationality to switch international allegiance.

With barely four months left for the start of the FIFA World Cup, the president of the Ghana FA Kurt Edwin Simeon-Okraku has confirmed there has been a breakthrough with negotiations of convincing foreign-born players with Ghanaian lineage.

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Tariq Lamptey, Mohammed Salisu, Stephan Ambrosius and two other foreign-born players have confirmed their nationality switches. Photo credit: @Ghanaballers
Source: Twitter

In a post on Twitter, sighted by Sports Brief, Kurt Okraku revealed a quintet of players available for selection in Ghana's next international assignment.

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The list includes marauding Brighton wing-back Tariq Lamptey, who was in Ghana last month, Spanish-born forward Inaki Williams and Hamburg centre-half, Stephan Ambrosius.

German-born pair Patrick Pfeffer and Ransford Yeboah will all be available for Ghana's next assignment.

It is also worth noting that Southampton centre-half Mohammed Salisu, who has declined several national team invites, has announced his readiness to represent the Black Stars.

This positive news comes as a major boost for coach Otto Addo, who will be licking his lips as he prepares to lead Ghana to its fourth appearance at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Bilbao forward Iñaki Williams confirms nationality switch

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that 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.

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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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