As the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is imminent, the Ghanaian Football Association has had two players switch their national allegiance in favour of the Black Stars. Inaki Williams who previously represented Spain and Tariq Lamptey who also had played for the Three Lions at the Academy level have both been cleared to switch their nationality to their previous choice.
Inaki Williams, 28, was born in Spain to Ghanaian parents Felix Williams and Maria Autheur who travelled to Spain for greener pastures.
Tariq Lamptey’s eligibility was through his Ghanian father Ahmed and has played a major role in the decision Lamptey took. Former Southampton manager Christ Hughton who’s now technical adviser for the Ghanian national team also played a key role in the development.
In the recently relaxed FIFA criteria on players to switch, both Inaki and Lamptey are qualified to play for Ghana. CalluHudsonoi Odoi who has made 3 senior appearances for England is still eligible to play for Ghana if he’s not cup-tied should he make another appearance for the Three Lions.
Ghana will want a reprisal when they face Uruguay, Portugal, and South Korea, and both players will be available for selection.