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AFCON: Inaki Williams hopes to help Ghana Secure Africa Cup

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Athletic Bilbao forward Inaki Williams says he is in the moment of his career to help Ghana end their 42-year wait to win the Africa Cup of Nations.

Williams, who made one appearance for Spain in 2016, changed allegiance to Ghana after a visit to his parents’ homeland prior to the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Eight goals in 18 La Liga matches have put him on track for his best ever season in front of goal.

“I am in one of the best moments of my career,” Williams told Spanish sports paper Marca from Ghana’s training camp in Cote d’Ivoire.

The striker reflected on his relationship with younger brother Nico, who is a fixture in the Spanish national team and has just extended his contract with Athletic.

“There are many conditions in place for me to be at this level of form: the team is playing really well, the fans are happy and I am very happy that my brother [Nico] has renewed and I can continue playing with him at Athletic,” he said.

“Ghana is a team that may not be among the favorites [to win the Africa Cup of Nations], but it has always been there and we want to do great things,” he insisted.

“We are candidates to win, we are one of the countries with the most Africa Cups of Nations and we have a great team, great players with a lot of talent, young people, who have progressed and we really want to compete,” added Williams.

Although they have won four continental titles, Ghana’s last trophy was in 1982, though the forward highlighted final defeats in 1992, 2010 and 2015.

“African football has totally changed from what it was. I have found it difficult to adapt to, but I think I have now found my place in the team. We are very excited and we are going to give everything,” he concluded.

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