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The phenomenon of the summer transfer window - Ghana national team is actively replenished

Published on: 09 October 2022
The phenomenon of the summer transfer window - Ghana national team is actively replenished
Ghanaian footballer

When the history of football in Ghana started?

Football is thought to have been introduced to the Gold Coast Region by European merchants approximately at the end of the nineteenth century. In the spare time, the sailors enjoyed this game with each other and occasionally with a selected side.

The fame of the game developed rapidly along the shore, prompting Mr. Briton to establish the first Excelsior football club in 1903. Jamaican-born British senior teacher at the Philip Quaico Public School for Boys in Cape Coast at that time.

The Black Stars is one of Africa's most popular national football clubs. Ghana has 4 times triumphed in Africa's National league. They as well advanced to the round of sixteen in the 2006 FIFA World Cup before they were knocked out by Brazil.

The Black Stars is the third African club in history to get to the World Cup quarter-finals at the 2010 FIFA in South Africa.

Abedi Pele, Abdul Razak, Charles Kumi Gyamfi, Samuel Kuffour, and Michael Essien were among the standout players. Many of them play in famous international clubs, and have million-dollar contracts, allowing them to live richly by buying luxury houses with terraces and high end bedroom furniture.

Ghana and the upcoming world championship in Qatar

Summer is the time of transfers for clubs. However, the Ghanaian national team unexpectedly also joined this process and is seriously strengthening before the World Cup.

The Ghana national team has made its way to the World Cup, which will be held in Qatar. Her opponents in the group will be the teams of Portugal, Uruguay, and South Korea. There is not too much time left before the start of the tournament, but the African team is seriously updating the squad right now. For the upcoming tournament, the Ghana national team is actively naturalizing new players by conducting a full-fledged transfer campaign.

The biggest name on the list of new players of the Ghana national team is Inaki Williams. In general, it's funny that a footballer with Basque roots (he also plays for Athletic from Bilbao) will eventually play for the Ghana national team. Moreover, this is not the first story in which legionnaires appear in this authentic club. Previously, both Bosnian Kenan Codro and Venezuelan Fernando Amorebieta played for Athletic.

As for Inaki Williams, he has been waiting for an invitation to the Spanish national team for a long time. The striker played for the under-21 team and even played one friendly match for the main team – in 2016 he played 30 minutes in a match against Bosnia and Herzegovina. Despite the huge number of matches in La Liga, Williams could not convince any of his previous mentors, after which he decided to change his citizenship. The striker is already 28 years old, so his desire to play at the World Cup is understandable.

As you know, Inaki has a younger brother, Niko, who has not yet decided to change the national team. Williams Jr. has 5 games for the youth national team of Spain, and, apparently, he still expects to break into the main team. Considering that Niko will be 20 years old only a few days ago, there is no need to hurry.

Stefan Ambrosius strengthened the defense of the Ghanaians. The defender did not wait long and changed his citizenship at the age of 23. Ambrosius was born in Germany and played one match for the local youth national team. However, in general, the Hamburg defender understands that he is unlikely to make it to the Bundestim. In general, his desire to perform at the national level is logical, but there was no particular point in waiting for him.

Tariq Lampty will now play on the right in defense, and this reinforcement looks intriguing. A native of London and a pupil of Chelsea, he has recently performed well at Brighton. Lampty played a lot for England national teams of different ages at youth and youth levels. Perhaps the 21-year-old defender even had prospects in the main team but was too distant. Lampty decided not to fight for this chance, but to choose Ghana.

Black Stars
Black Stars
In addition, the Ghana national team announced that Mohamed Salisu will play for the national team. Unlike all other football players, this defender was born in the capital of an African state anyway, so he didn't really have any other options. Nevertheless, by the age of 23, Salisu apparently hoped to live somewhere for 5 years to be able to change citizenship. However, now the wait is over, and the footballer, who started his career in Spain, and now defends the colors of the English "Southampton", is ready to make his debut for the team of his native country.

The main question is how those players who won a ticket to the World Cup for the Ghanaian national team will react to this step. Still, it's probably a shame to make it to the World Cup so that others perform there. On the other hand, after the failure in the African Cup in winter, where the Ghanaians scored only 1 point in the group with Morocco, Gabon, and Comoros, it was obvious that the team needed changes.

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