Ghana has called up Athletic Bilbao forward Inaki Williams for the first time as the Black Stars finalize plans for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
The attacker from Spain is eligible because his parents are from Accra, Ghana’s capital, and his inclusion comes after he made himself available in July for this month’s friendlies against Brazil and Nicaragua.
Williams is a former Spain international, but despite having only one friendly cap, against Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2016, the 28-year-old was able to switch sides.
Ghana qualified for their fourth World Cup appearance earlier this year after defeating Nigeria in the CAF play-offs on away goals.
Southampton’s Mohammed Salisu, who reportedly refused previous call-ups, and Brighton and Hove Albion’s Tariq Lamptey, a former England youth international, are also included.
The Black Stars will play Portugal, South Korea, and Uruguay in Group H in Qatar 2022.
The upcoming friendlies see them play Brazil in Le Havre, France, on September 23, followed by a game against Nicaragua in Larca, Spain, four days later.