According to Athletic Bilbao’s Inaki Williams, he did not decide to represent Ghana just because the Black Stars had earned a spot in the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Nigeria Information Guide
The Black Stars team that will compete in the upcoming championships in Qatar includes Inaki, who is 28 years old.
Williams revealed the significance family members, especially his grandfather, played in helping him switch his allegiance from Spain to Ghana.
He was raised in Pamplona, Bilbao, when his parents moved to Spain about three decades ago, together with his younger brother, Nico Williams, who is accompanying the Spain team to Qatar.
Williams informed BBC Sport Africa that “the federation has been in touch.”
“I told my grandfather, who told me that for him to see me wearing the national team shirt would be a dream. He is 90.
Despite his short life expectancy, he expressed his desire to see me participate in a World Cup for my country. I was relieved of the need to think once he said those words.
Regardless of what others may think or say, I have chosen to play for Ghana since they have qualified for the World Cup. Making a decision wasn’t simple.
“I had to talk to my family and close friends before making the decision because it would affect me for the rest of my career, not just in terms of football but also personally, as it involves much more than that.
Williams is one of the more experienced players on the Ghana team, along with Andre Ayew, Jordan Ayew, Thomas Partey, and Daniel Amartey.
“I’m one of the more seasoned players, almost. I’ve spent nearly nine seasons competing in the top level.
Regarding the role he expects to play in the camp, he added, “I can bring the seniority I have to make a difference.
“I believe I can make a significant contribution and support all of my teammates not only at the World Cup but also in the future.
I’ll make an effort to assist and offer guidance, just as I do for my younger brother.