The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has expressed its support for Inaki Williams after he withdrew from the Madagascar game due to injury.
The Athletic Bilbao striker was part of Ghana’s squad to face Madagascar in a 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier in June.
However, some critics doubted his commitment to the Black Stars, but the GFA has dismissed such allegations.
The FA’s Communications Director, Henry Asante Twum, said they have received medical reports from Athletic Bilbao confirming the player’s injury.
“He played in Kumasi and travelled with the team to Madagascar so why wouldn’t he go to Madagascar?” he asked Peace FM, as reported by 3news.
“We have proof of his injury from Athletic Bilbao’s medical team who have sent us scans and treatment details of the player for the last six to seven matches. Our medical team is aware of this and that’s why we agreed on this decision.”
The Black Stars will face Madagascar on June 18 as they aim to maintain their lead in Group E of the qualifiers.
Williams, who was born in Spain to Ghanaian parents, switched his allegiance to Ghana in 2022 and has won eight caps so far. He scored 11 goals and provided five assists in all competitions for Athletic Bilbao in 2022/23.