Iñaki Williams declares he will “defend the Ghana shirt” in nationality switch confirmation
Athletic Bilbao forward Iñaki Williams says he will “defend the Ghana shirt” as he confirmed in a video published on social media that he will represent Ghana’s Black Stars henceforth.
🇬🇭🖤 @ghanafaofficial pic.twitter.com/t5cSzOcIfB
— IÑAKI WILLIAMS (@Williaaams45) July 5, 2022
The 28-year-old has been linked with a nationality switch to Ghana in the past few months as Joy Sports reported the Ghana Football Association (GFA) had established contact with his parents years ago.
Iñaki was born in Spain to Ghanaian parents and is eligible to play for the West African country. He made his Spain debut on May 29, 2016. However, the striker had no further competitive appearance with Spain to tie him to the European nation. As a result, he was eligible for a nationality switch due to FIFA’s rules.
Iñaki and his younger brother Nico Williams spent their summer holidays in Ghana in attempt to “connect with their roots”.
It is believed officials of the GFA finalised the paperwork for Iñaki during their vacation in Ghana,
He will now be eligible to represent Ghana at all FIFA recognised tournaments and could wear the Black Star jersey as early as September.
🇬🇭 | IT’S ABOUT TIME
– Welcome to the Black Stars, Iñaki Williams @Williaaams45 #BlackStars | #BringBackTheLove pic.twitter.com/hFoq9bBm1I
— Black Stars 🇬🇭 (@GhanaBlackstars) July 5, 2022