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Ghana newboy Inaki Williams gets maiden Black Stars call up for Brazil, Nicaragua friendlies

Published on: 06 September 2022

Atletico Bilbao forward Inaki Williams has received his maiden call up to the Black Stars for the international friendlies against Brazil and Nicaragua later this month.

The two matches will serve as preparations for the Black Stars ahead of the 2022 World Cup to be staged in Qatar.

The 29-year-old was named among five players to have switched nationality to represent Ghana at the international level in July by the Ghana Football Association.

The Spanish-born Ghanaian gets his first invite to the national team for the doubleheader later this month.

On July 5, 2022, Iñaki Williams confirmed his intentions to play for the Black Stars of Ghana in a social media post, saying “today a new challenge begins, from now onwards, I’ll defend the shirt of Ghana”.

Inaki made a quick recovery to feature in Atletico Bilbao’s game against Espanyol on Sunday after picking up an injury against Cadiz.

Inaki has scored one goal in four appearances for Atletico Bilbao in the La Liga  this season.

Check the sqaud below;

Full List:

GOALKEEPERS Richard Ofori (Orlando Pirates) Abdul Manaf Nurudeen (KAS Eupen) Joseph Wollacott (Charlton Athletic)

DEFENDERS Denis Odoi (Club Brugge)Tariq Lamptey (Brighton and Hove Albion) Alidu Seidu (Clermont Foot) Abdul Rahman Baba (Reading FC) Gideon Mensah (AJ Auxerre) Alexander Djiku (Racing Strasbourg) Mohammed Salisu (Southampton FC) Daniel Amartey (Leicester City) Joseph Aidoo (Celta Vigo)Stephan Kofi Ambrosius (Karlsruher SC)

MIDFIELDERS Thomas Partey (Arsenal FC) Iddrisu Baba Mohammed (Real Mallorca) Elisha Owusu (KAA Gent) Daniel-Kofi Kyereh (SC Freiburg) Mohammed Kudus (AFC Ajax) Andre Ayew (Al Sadd FC)

WINGERS Kamaldeen Sulemana (Stade Rennes) Daniel Afriyie Barnieh (Hearts of Oak) Abdul Fatawu Issahaku (Sporting Lisbon) Osman Bukari (Red Star Belgrade) Ransford-Yeboah Königsdörffer (Hamburger SV) Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) Antoine Selorm Semenyo (Bristol City)

STRIKERS Inaki Williams (Athletic Bilbao)Felix Afena-Gyan (US Cremonese) Benjamin Tetteh (Hull City)

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