Athletic Bilbao forward, Inaki Williams has pulled out of the Black Stars squad to face Madagascar in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier due to injury.
The highly-rated attacker was named in Chris Hughton’s 24-man squad for the penultimate game in the qualifiers away against Madagascar.
However, the Athletic Bilbao frontman will not be present for the clash as he confirmed in a social media post he has been playing with an ongoing ‘pain in his right knee’ and has decided to take time to allow it to heal.
“Since a few weeks I’ve been playing with pain in my right knee. I decided to play until the end of the season, but after having spoken to the medical services, we’ve decided to stop and solve the problem to be 100% for the preseason,” he wrote in a post on Twitter.
“This wasn’t an easy decision to make because I won’t be able to be with my national team, Ghana the next meeting. I want to say that I am fully committed and I will come back with the Black Stars if the coach deems it appropriate next calls.
“Thank you for your support.”
The 28-year-old has featured six times for the Black Stars and is yet to find the back of the net. He was involved in Ghana’s doubleheader against Angola back in March.