Wednesday Jul 06, 2022. 11:00
Athletic Bilbao striker Inaki Williams will now represent the nation of Ghana after confirming the news in a touching message dedicated to his parents and nation.
Williams, who was born in the Basque Country, has been living in Spain his entire life. The attacker made one appearance for Spain in 2016, which came under the tutelage of legendary La Furia Roja coach, Vincente del Bosque.
With him making just one appearance for Spain, before the age of 21, Williams was eligible for the switch and has now chosen to represent Ghana ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Williams took to his social media accounts in posting a heartfelt message to the Ghana faithful where he described the move as finding his origins.
“Every step we take forward has its own meaning,” Williams said in his social media video.
“An evolution. A glance into the future which leaves a trace itself. A legacy. My parents have raised me with values based on humility, respect and love.
“They have taught me to embrace life. In that constant quest to continue growing and working upon the pursuit of evolving personally and professionally as an individual.
“That’s why I feel the moment has come for me to find my origins within myself and with Africa and Ghana which means so much to me and my family.
“I want to return a small part of everything it has given to us because Ghana has played a significant part of becoming who I am as a person, as a son and as a brother.
“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.”