‘I don’t feel 100 percent Ghanaian because I was born in Spain’ – Iñaki Williams after rejecting Black Stars

BILBAO, SPAIN - APRIL 14: Inaki Williams of Athletic Club celebrates after scoring goal during the La Liga match between Athletic Club and Rayo Vallecano de Madrid at San Mames Stadium on April 14, 2019 in Bilbao, Spain. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

Spanish La Liga Athletic Bilbao Ghanaian forward, Inaki Williams has revealed his reasons for not playing for the Black Stars despite several attempts to make him change his mind by the Ghana Football Association. 

According to the Spanish-born Ghanaian striker, though his parents comes from Ghana yet he doesn’t feel hundred percent Ghanaian because he wasn’t born and raised in the West African country.

He has been a long term target for the Black Stars but has always turned down any attempt to get him to represent the four-time AFCON champions. 

He recently became the first player to start the most consecutive matches in the Spanish La Liga for his club Athletic Bilbao.

“My parents are from Accra but I wasn’t born or raised there, my culture is here(Spain), and there are players for whom it would mean more. I don’t think it would be right to take the place of someone who’s a Ghanaian and feels Ghana 100%”, he said.

He revealed that, his primary goal is to represent the 2010 FIFA World Cup winners, the country where he was born and raised.

By: D. N. A. MENSAH, Daily Mail GH

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