Inaki Williams narrates how his Ghanaian parents adopted Liberian Citizenship and settled in Spain.

Ghanaian-born attacker Inaki Williams has revealed how his parents adopted Liberian citizenship and ended up in Spain.

Inaki Williams narrates how his Ghanaian parents adopted Liberian Citizenship and settled in Spain.

Inaki Williams of Athletic Club celebrates after scoring a goal during the Liga match between Athletic Club and Real Valladolid CF at San Mames Stadium on October 20, 2019 in Bilbao, Spain.

Ghanaian-born attacker Inaki Williams has revealed how his parents adopted Liberian citizenship and ended up in Spain.
The 25-year-old was born in the Spanish city of Bilbao to Ghanaian parents after they fled to the European country in search of greener pastures.

Williams who is now one of the top-rated footballers in Spain has been a target for the Ghana FA officials who are looking forward to luring him to play for his native country.
The attacker narrates how his family ended up securing Spanish citizenship with the help of some indigenous people in the European country.

“Because when my parents were in prison [on arrival in Spain], a gentleman showed up saying that he would like to meet them – I would really love to know who that man was and what he looked like, but my mother can’t remember much about it, and we didn’t have the chance to say thank you to him,” the Athletic forward explained on Universo Valdano on Movistar.

“He was a lawyer, and he said, ‘Tear up your papers and explain that you came from a country at war’. So, as Liberia and Ghana are close, almost next to each other, they said they were from Liberia and ripped up their papers.
The forward also revealed how he adopted his name in honor of the good Samaritan.

“This gentleman knew people who worked for [social services organization] Cáritas in Bilbao who helped my parents and that was where I met my godfather. He was the one who gave my parents a place to live and who baptized me.

“That’s why I’m called Iñaki – in his honour. He helped my parents and that’s why I was named Iñaki after him. If it wasn’t for all the kind people that my parents met along the way, maybe I wouldn’t be here today, I am very grateful to all of them – not just to my own parents but also to Bilbao because it is a city which is very special to me, to my parents and to my family because it showed me that kind good people exist,”

Ghana could still have the attacker should he decide to switch Nationality.