Spain-born brothers Inaki and Nico Williams have reportedly agreed to play for Ghana, with the local football governing body, GFA, beginning the process of confirming their availability for Black Stars duty.
The Athletic Bilbao duo are said to have decided to leave Spain for Ghana with their Ghanaian parents’ approval.
According to reports, they were convinced by their parents to focus on Ghana because they appear to be out of Spain’s plans.
Inaki has represented Spain, but because it was an unofficial match, he is eligible for Ghana.
Nico has not represented Spain at the senior level but has made a couple of appearances for U18 and U21 teams.
Inaki expressed reservations about switching nationalities for Ghana in an interview last year, saying, “My parents are from Accra, and I really enjoy going. But I wasn’t born or raised there, my culture is here, and there are players who would mean more.”
“I don’t think it would be right to take the place of someone who really deserves to go and feels Ghana 100%,” he added.
However, a lot has changed since the interview, including the Black Stars qualifying for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, a huge platform that many players dream of.
Inaki and Nico have a better chance of playing for Ghana in Qatar than they do for Spain.
Inaki has now gone six years without missing a league game, which is incredible considering he has broken the record and is setting a new one.
Nico made his senior debut for Bilbao last year and is now considered a regular, making 30 league appearances this season.
Ghana has been assigned to Group H for the World Cup, which will be held later this year, along with Portugal, Uruguay, and South Korea.
But first, there is the issue of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, which will begin in May.