Nico Williams was commended by Black Stars head coach Otto Addo for selecting Spain as his nation of allegiance rather than Ghana.
Nico Williams, the younger brother of Black Stars attacker Inaki Williams, was one of three debutants in Coach Luis Enrique’s squad for the international break.
Otto Addo, a Ghanaian player born in Germany, said he supports Nico and Inaki’s decision even if he would have liked to see them play for Ghana.
During his pre-match presser, he said “Together in Ghana? That would’ve been great but his brother decided to play for Spain which is fair, which is as well. Well, we would have loved him in Ghana, surely. I myself was also born in Germany, so you always have two hearts or two homes in your hearts and this is always a difficult decision. We respect that and hopefully, we could play against Spain.”
Nico represents the Spanish national team while his brother Inaki, who was called up for the pre-World Cup friendly for the first time, is competing for the Black Stars.
Both Inaki and Nico had terrible debuts as Ghana and Spain were defeated by Brazil and Switzerland, respectively.
Inaki Williams is expected to make his full Ghana debut against Nicaragua on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, and Nico is expected to make his Spanish debut against Portugal on the same day.