Inaki Williams praised by brother Nico Williams after scoring first goal for Ghana

Published on: 17 November 2023

In a jubilant twist of fate during the 2026 World Cup qualifiers, the Ghanaian squad found an unexpected hero in the form of Inaki Williams, who not only marked his debut goal but also garnered heartfelt praise from a familiar source — his brother, Nico Williams.

Inaki Williams made his debut for Ghana against Brazil, playing the second half of the 3–0 loss in Le Havre, France in September 2022.

Nico Williams who plays for Spain took to X after the game on Friday 17th November 2023 and tweeted: "Star boy" in reaction to his brother's performance.

The Black Stars failed to impress in the first half as Madagascar caused all sorts of trouble.

After recess, Coach Chris Hughton made two changes for Ghana in his bid to turn the game in favour of the hosts.

While the changes worked, Ghana still struggled to breach the defense of Madagascar until youngster Ernest Nuamah came on late in the game.

His depth touches and skills on the ball gave Ghana the advantage as Mohammed Kudus also used his shot from range to stress the visitors.

Late into injury time, Inaki Williams scored with a thumping header after meeting a cross from Ernest Nuamah to win the game for the Black Stars of Ghana.