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Spain-born Williams to play for Ghana national team

MADRID (AP) — Spain-born Iñaki Williams mentioned Tuesday he’ll play for Ghana’s nationwide staff.

The Athletic Bilbao ahead made the announcement via a video posted on his social media accounts.

“It’s about time,” mentioned a Twitter put up by Ghana’s nationwide staff. “Welcome to the Black Stars.”

The 28-year-old Williams was born in Spain from dad and mom who reached a refugee camp in Ghana after fleeing civil battle in Liberia after which moved to the Basque Nation area.

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“I really feel the second has come for me to seek out my origins inside myself and with Africa and Ghana, which imply a lot to me and my household,“ Williams mentioned on Twitter. “I wish to return a small a part of every thing it has given to us, as a result of Ghana has performed a major a part of changing into who I’m as an individual, as a son and as a brother.”

Williams was a member of Spain’s youth squads and made one look with the primary staff in a pleasant towards Bosnia in 2016. He had not been known as up lately by present Spain coach Luis Enrique.

Ghana is in Group H of this yr’s World Cup in Qatar, together with Portugal, South Korea and Uruguay.

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Athletic Bilbao's Inaki Williams, left, fights for the ball with Valencia's Mouctar Diakhaby during a Spanish Copa del Rey semifinal first leg soccer match between Athletic Club and Valencia at the San Mames stadium in Bilbao, Spain, on Feb. 10, 2022. Spain-born Williams said Tuesday, July 5, he will play for Ghana's national team. The Athletic Bilbao forward made the announcement through a video posted on his social media accounts.

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