Athletic Bilbao give Inaki Williams medical clearance to join Ghana camp for AFCON

By Majesty 2 Min Read

Athletic Bilbao have announced that striker Inaki Williams will join Ghana’s camp on Thursday ahead of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

The Spanish team said in a statement that the 29-year-old has undergone a medical evaluation and been deemed fit following his illness a few days prior.

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“Iñaki Williams has been assessed by Athletic Club’s medical services, who confirmed the striker has now adequately recovered from an illness he’s had over the last few days,” the club said.

“Iñaki will travel to Ghana early on Thursday morning to join the Blackstars’ training camp ahead of their Africa Cup of Nations campaign

This comes after Williams’ illness was disclosed by Athletic Bilbao on Tuesday, necessitating adequate rest for him.

The Basque club reported to the Ghana FA that the player had received treatment and was scheduled for another evaluation on Wednesday.

“Athletic Club player Iñaki Williams was assessed by the club’s medical services early on Tuesday morning at Lezama as he has come down with an illness which requires him to rest,” the club said on Tuesday.

“Iñaki has received treatment and will be assessed again on Wednesday morning so that he can travel and join the Ghana training camp as soon as possible.

“The Ghanaian Football Association’s medical team have been informed of the condition of the player

In the meantime, 24 Black Stars players trained on Tuesday as they set up camp in Kumasi in preparation for the AFCON.

With Egypt, Mozambique, and Cape Verde in the same group as them, Chris Hughton’s team will be looking to snap a four-decade trophy drought in the Ivory Coast.

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