Black Stars captain Andre Ayew is pleased with Inaki Williams’ decision to play for Ghana and has welcomed him to the team.
Former Ghanaian star Michael Essien, Black Stars assistant coach George Boateng, and young striker Felix Afena-Gyan have all welcomed the former Spain international.
Williams made his decision public on Tuesday, posting a video in which he pledged to defend “Ghana’s T-shirt.”
The 28-year-old, who was born in Bilbao to Ghanaian parents, has played for the Spain Under-21 side and also made one appearance for the senior team in a friendly against Bosnia in 2016.
According to FIFA rules, players can switch countries if they have not played more than three matches for a country before the age of 21 and have not participated in a World Cup or continental tournament.
Williams now has the LaLiga record for most consecutive appearances (233) after breaking the previous mark of 202 in October.
The move gives Ghana a boost ahead of this year’s World Cup in Qatar, where they are grouped with Portugal, Uruguay, and South Korea. The tournament begins on November 21.