Inaki Williams: Mother of Williams Brothers Joins Athletic Club's Sea Parade After Copa Del Rey Win

Inaki Williams: Mother of Williams Brothers Joins Athletic Club's Sea Parade After Copa Del Rey Win

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 15, 2024 at 10:35 AM
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  • Athletic Bilbao continue to celebrate their Copa del Rey triumph
  • The mother of the Williams brothers joined the on-water parade
  • Athletic Bilbao defeated Real Mallorca to win the Spanish Cup

The mother of the Williams brothers, Madam Maria Williams, joined her sons and the Athletic Bilbao team during their on-water victory parade in the city of Bilbao.

Inaki and Nico Williams led the Basque club to their first Copa del Rey title in 40 years after beating Real Mallorca in the final last Sunday.

The Rojiblancos have been celebrating throughout the week and crowned all activities with a majestic sea parade, as dozens of boats and ships carried thousands of fans to meet their heroes.

Inaki Williams, Nico Williams, Athletic Bilbao, Copa del Rey
Inaki Williams adn Nico Williams celebrate after winning Copa del Rey with Athletic Bilbao. Credit: Fran Santiago
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The players sprinkled flowers on the water in remembrance of some former players of the club who are no more.

In a video shared on social media, the mother of the brothers is seen enjoying the moment while stating how proud she is of her sons and the Basque city.

Mrs Williams and her husband fled Ghana for a better life in Spain in the early nineties and eventually settled in Pamplona, where the brothers were born.

And like many young boys from Bilbao who loved football, they joined the city's club.

Nico Williams was named the Player of the Tournament after playing a huge role in Athletic Club's success, as reported by The Athletic.

Athletic fans chant Inaki's name

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Athletic Bilbao fans celebrated their first Copa del Rey win in forty years following their victory over Real Mallorca in the final last Saturday.

Ghanaian forward Inaki Williams played an instrumental role as the Basque club ended their Spanish Cup drought.

The 29-year-old is an icon in Bilbao, serving the club since signing his first professional contract in 2015.

Williams brothers recreate childhood memories

Sports Brief also reported that Sports Brief also reported that Ghanaian forward Inaki Williams shared a special moment with his younger brother, Nico Williams, following Athletic Bilbao's Copa del Rey triumph.

The Williams brothers starred as the Basque club ended a forty-year wait to win the Spanish Cup after beating Real Mallorca on penalties.

Nico was adjudged the Player of the Tournament while his senior brother scored in the games against Barcelona and Atletico Madrid en route to the final.

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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.