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Why Inaki Williams Is Not Scoring Goals For Black Stars – Augustine Arhinful Expresses View On Player’s Inability To Meet Expectations



Former Ghana striker, Augustine Ahinful, has advised the technical team of the senior national team of Ghana to reconsider the role of Inaki Williams in order to get the best out of him.

After playing nine times for the Black Stars, the Atletico Bilbao attacker is yet to find the back of the net for the senior national team since he switched nationality to the West African country last year June despite his exploit in the Spanish La Liga.

This has eventually led to questions about his suitability as Ghana’s first choice striker, especially given the other striking options available to Coach Chris Hughton.

However, over the weekend, Inaki Williams was on the scoresheet for his club again upon his return from international duties as Athletico Bilbao recorded a 3-0 win against Cadiz at the Estadio San Mames.

Speaking to Graphic Sports in ana exclusive chitchat, Augustine Ahinful opined that if the technical handlers of the Black Stars team could find a more suitable role for the Span-born striker, similar to the roles he played for Athletic Bilbao, he would be a successful attacker for the four times AfCON champions.

“The handlers of the national team should identify a proper position to play him because his club does not play him as a centre forward,” he said.

He was of the opinion that Inaki Williams didn’t receive the right services in the senior national team whenever he was deployed as a centre forward, and wondered why the striker operated effectively from the flanks in his club but would be used by Chris Houghton as a lead striker in the national team without success.

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Having personally observed Inaki Williams’ performance against Cadiz last Saturday, Augustine Ahinful firmly believes that the Black Stars has not been utilising the striker correctly to optimise his goal-scoring prowess.

“I wish Coach Chris Hughton had watched Inaki yesterday. Most of the time he plays from the right, or when his brother, Nico, is playing, they interchange positions from left to right,” he reiterated.

He  also added that Inaki is not getting the needed services from his teammates at the Black Stars.

“He is not receiving the necessary services in the Black Stars. I believe he is being played out of position because in Bilbao he plays from the flanks. He has never been the centre person to strike so the coach should identify where he can play and fit him,” he concluded.