Ghana Football Association has jumped to the defends of Spain-based attacker Inaki Williams after he pulled out of the Black Stars game against Madagascar this month.
The Ghanaian forward on Monday announced his decision to be excused from national duties with Ghana when they take on Madagascar in Antananarivo on June 18.
This brought a public outcry concerning his commitment to the course of the sénior national team as many believed it was just a flimsy excuse to snub Ghana after playing at the World Cup in Qatar.
On Wednesday evening, June 7,the communication director of the Ghana Football Association Mr Henry Asante Twum has revealed why the player has opted to exempt himself from national duty.
According to him, the player has been playing through injury for the past six weeks in the Spanish La Liga for the Red and Blacks outfit which makes it even more necessary than ever to Undergo surgery or proper rehabilitation.
The GFA Communications Director, Henry Asante, has confirmed, contrary to widespread conjecture, that the footballer is actually ill and would require extensive medical treatment to avoid such complications in the future.
“The coaches were hoping to have him available since it is just a single match against Madagascar but after engaging with both the player and the club, we have understood that this is the right time to give him rest and undergo a possible surgery,” he told Peace FM.
“According to the club Williams has been playing without full fitness for the past six weeks and has to be attended to to avoid any future implications. So we have all agreed to allow the player to stay in Spain to get enough time to go through the medical process, rehabilitation and get enough rest for the new season.
“We believe it is good for the club, country, and the player.”