Ghana Legend Asamoah Gyan Backs Struggling Inaki Williams to Come Good for the Black Stars

Ghana Legend Asamoah Gyan Backs Struggling Inaki Williams to Come Good for the Black Stars

Lukman Mumuni
March 24, 2023 at 3:15 PM
  • Asamoah Gyan believes Inaki Williams will come good for the Black Stars
  • The Athletic Bilbao star is yet to score his first goal for Ghana
  • Williams struggled as Ghana earned a hard-fought victory over Angola

Former Ghana captain, Asamoah Gyan has jumped to the defence of misfiring forward Inaki Williams.

The Spain-born Ghanaian forward had another difficult game as the Black Stars laboured to a hard-fought win against Angola.

Williams was replaced in the 70th minute by match-winner Antoine Semenyo.

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Asamoah Gyan has backed Inaki Williams to discover form playing for the Black Stars. Credit: @GhanaBlackstars @ghanafaofficial
Source: Twitter

The Athletic Bilbao star has not scored in seven matches for the Black Stars despite starting all competitive games since switching nationality.

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"It's very difficult to adjust to the African game, He has played in Europe all his life," Gyan told Kumasi-based Akoma FM, as quoted by
"We need to give him more opportunities, he is improving even though he hasn't found his feet yet but I'm sure his first goal will open the floodgates and many more will follow.
"His first goal will boost his confidence level. Let's keep supporting him."

The Black Stars travel to Luanda this weekend for the second leg of the game against Angola in Monday night.

Williams is expected to start as Ghana needs a victory to seal qualification to next year's Africa Cup of Nations.

Gyan gives Semenyo scoring tips

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Antoine Semenyo finally met his idol, Asamoah Gyan after scoring the winner in the game between Ghana and Angola in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

The Bournemouth forward came on in the second half to smash home the winner late in injury time, as the Black Stars collected all three points.

After the game, Semenyo was spotted with Gyan, who was visibly giving the forward instructions on his positioning.

Gyan visits Black Meteors camp

Former Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan paid a visit to the Ghana U23 team ahead of their CAF U23 Cup of Nations qualifiers against Algeria.

The Black Meteors are preparing for the double-header against Algeria in the final round of qualifiers for the tournament to be hosted in Morocco.

Ghana will travel to Algiers for the first leg on March 24, before hosting the North Africans in Kumasi four days later.

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