2026 World Cup Qualifiers: Athletic Bilbao praise Inaki Williams after scoring the winning goal as Ghana stun Madagascar

Published on: 17 November 2023

Spanish La Liga side, Athletic Bilbao have praised Inaki Williams after scoring his debut goal for Ghana.

The 29-year-old scored the match-winner against Madagascar in the 2026 World Cup qualifying games on Friday at the Baba Yara Stadium.

The Black Stars hosted the Barea in their Group I opener of the Mundial qualifiers.

After a difficult and goalless first half, Ghana fought hard to record the win.

Inaki Williams headed home the ball with a cross from Gideon Mensah in the 96th minute

After the win, Athletic Bilbao praised their forward for scoring the winner

"@Williaaams45 scores the winning goal (1-0) for the @GhanaBlackstars  in the @FIFAWorldCup qualifier against Madagascar," the club posted on social media.

"The striker's first goal for Ghana."

Inaki before his first goal had gone 11 games without scoring a goal for the senior national team since switching national team to play for the Black Stars in June 2022.

He will hope to continue his fine form when the Black Stars travel to face Comoros in their second group game on Tuesday, November 21 at the Stade de Moroni with kick-off scheduled at 16:00GMT.