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Ghana: Athletic Bilbao star handed maiden Black Stars call-up

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The Black Stars have added an experienced forward to their ranks ahead of the upcoming Qatar World Cup.

Ghana have called up Inaki Williams as they hope to add him to their attacking line for the 2022 World Cup.

Williams was born in Spain, but he is eligible to play for Ghana through his parents.

The 28-year-old will have a chance to make his Black Stars debut when they face Brazil and Nicaragua in their pre-World Cup friendlies this month.

Williams has spent his entire club career at Bilbao, scoring 76 goals and providing 49 assists in his 344 appearances for the Basque side.

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He made his only appearance for Spain in a friendly game against Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2016. However, he managed to switch his international allegiances ahead of the upcoming tournament.

Ghana secured World Cup qualification after beating Nigeria in the playoffs earlier this year. Since then, the Black Stars have intensified their efforts to convince a host of players to switch their international allegiances.

In addition to Williams, Southampton’s Mohammed Salisu and Brighton’s Tariq Lamptey have received call-ups from the African giants.

Ghana will compete against Portugal, South Korea, and Uruguay in Group H of the World Cup.