Ghanaian Winger Nico Williams Opens Up on How His Mother Emotionally Reacted to His Spain Invite

Ghanaian Winger Nico Williams Opens Up on How His Mother Emotionally Reacted to His Spain Invite

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:12 PM
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  • Spanish-Ghanaian Nico Williams has reacted to his first senior call-up ahead of the Nations League games
  • The Athletic Club youngster has been named in Spain manager Luis Enrique's team for the games against Switzerland and Portugal
  • Williams is eligible to represent Ghana, the country of his parents, if he fails to make over three competitive appearances for Spain

Nico Williams has revealed that his mother shed tears of joy after he was handed his first Spain invite by manager Luis Enrique.

The 20-year-old, who is eligible to play for Ghana, had featured prominently for the U21's of Spain and there were reports of him switching nationality to represent the African country.

However, after a blistering start to the La Liga season, the winger has been invited for the Nations League games against Switzerland and Portugal.

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Nico Williams has revealed his mother cried after hearing news of his Spain invite. Credit: @SEFutbol @ghanasoccernet
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"I'm a regular in the U21s , but I didn't expect the call from Luis Enrique . I started screaming in the living room at home and my mother hugged me and started crying . Even my brother (Iñaki Williams ) stayed a while. little misplaced, he didn't expect it either. He's very happy for me, very proud. He told me that I have to work and keep my feet on the ground," Williams, the younger brother of Ghana forward Inaki Williams, told Marca.

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Nico Williams is expected to play a role in the upcoming games, which could also be a justify your inclusion for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Luis Enrique reveals why he invited Nico Williams despite Ghana interest

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Luis Enrique has stated that Nico Williams' invite to the Spanish national team does not end his Ghana quest.

The 20-year-old winger earned his first Spain call up last week following a good start to the La Liga season.

Ahead of Spain's Nations League games against Switzerland and Portugal, the former Barcelona manager revealed why he invited the youngster who is also eligible to play for Ghana.

Ghana lose talented winger Nico Williams to Spain after first invite

Four times African champions, Ghana, are set to lose talented Athletic Bilbao winger Nico Williams to the Spanish national football team.

The 20-year-old born to Ghanaian parents in Spain has earned his first call-up from the European nation.

And in a video posted on social media, Spain manager Luis Enrique, the winger has been included for the UEFA Nations League games against Switzerland and Portugal later this month.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.