La Liga giants, Athletic Bilbao have reacted to their striker, Inaki Williams’ maiden call-up to the senior national soccer team, the Black Stars of Ghana ahead of their pre-world cup friendlies against Brazil and Nicaragua.
Two months ago, Inaki Williams confirmed his nationality switch to play for Ghana ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
He was a long-term target for the Ghana Football Association [GFA].
Inaki initially committed to Spain and appeared in one friendly match against Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2016 but will now represent the West African side.
He previously played for Spain’s U-21 team, scoring three goals in 17 games.
Inaki has remarkably gone six years without missing a La Liga match which is a new record in Spain.
In a post on Athletic Bilbao’s official Facebook page, the club reacted to their experienced player’s maiden call-up by Otto Addo into the Black Stars.
“Iñaki Williams, summoned for the first time by the selection of Ghana (Ghana Football Association) for the friendly matches against the Brazilian Football Confederation and the National Selection of Nicaragua.
“Our striker has been called up for the games that the Ghana national team will play on September 23rd and 27th.” the club stated.
Ghana will play Brazil in France on September 23rd. The team will also travel to Spain to play Nicaragua as part of preparations for the upcoming mundial in Qatar.