Accra, Ghana – Inaki Williams, the Ghanaian international, has been forced to withdraw from the Black Stars squad for their upcoming Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Madagascar due to injury.
The talented forward was initially included in the 24-man squad announced by coach Chris Hughton for the crucial match against Madagascar.
However, Williams took to social media to confirm that he has been playing with persistent pain in his right knee and has decided to take a break to allow it to heal.
“For the past few weeks, I've been playing with pain in my right knee. I made the decision to play until the end of the season, but after consulting with the medical team, we have decided to pause and address the issue to ensure that I am 100% fit for the preseason,” Williams wrote in a Twitter post.
“This was not an easy decision to make because it means I won't be able to join my national team, Ghana, for the upcoming match. However, I want to assure everyone that I am fully committed, and if the coach believes it is appropriate, I will return to represent the Black Stars in future call-ups.
“Thank you for your support.”