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Inaki Williams reveals how GFA President Kurt Okraku pushed for his nationality switch Featured

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Athletic Bilbao centre-forward Iñaki Williams has lauded Ghana Football Association President, Kurt Okraku for his role in the decision to represent the West African nation.

Earlier last month, Williams officially announced his decision to switch international allegiance to play for the Black Stars of Ghana ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

The 28-year-old had turned down contacts from the Ghana Football Association (GFA) since 2015 but the Kurt Okraku led administration held a fruitful discussion with Williams and his family.
 
Speaking to the Spanish press ahead of the start of the new La Liga season, Inaki Williams says beyond his family’s role, Kurt Okraku was instrumental in the process to get him to switch nationality.
 
“It's something I've been thinking about for many months and I've had the help of my family.
 
“The president of the Ghanaian federation [Kurt Okraku] is the one who pushed hardest for me to be there,” Inaki Williams said as quoted by Spanish tabloid Marca.
 
Inaki Williams added, “Trains only run once and I got on this one, which has more good than bad.
 
“The decision has been mature and consensual with my family."
 
Williams is expected to make his debut for the senior national team of Ghana in the pre-World Cup friendlies in September.
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