Ghana can rely on Inaki Williams at the World Cup

Ghana’s new coach Otto Addo is leaving no stone unturned for the World Cup in Qatar and continues to recruit players with Ghanaian roots from around the world. The former Borussia Dortmund player and his coaching team have now scored a special coup. Spanish-born star striker Inaki Williams of Atletic Bilbao will play for the Black Stars with immediate effect.

Williams played 270 matches in La Liga

Inaki Williams had already played one international match for Spain. He was however given the green light by Fifa to play for Ghana. Williams has played over 270 times in the Primera Division and comes from the youth ranks of CD Pamplona. He plays for Bilbao since 2012. According to, his current market value is €25 million. This would make him the most valuable striker in the Black Stars’ jersey.

In addition to Williams, Brighton & Hove Albion right-back Tariq Lamptey has also been convinced to join the club. Lamptey, who was born in London, has played for all of England’s youth selection teams. After moving from Chelsea FC’s 2nd team, Lamptey, who’s only 1.63m tall, was able to secure a regular spot at the Premier League club from Brighton.

Three players from Bundesliga 2

Otto Addo, on the other hand, knows his way around Germany particularly well. Born in Hamburg, Addo has now found two players in Stephan Ambrosius and Patric Pfeiffer who, like him, were born in that city and each has one Ghanaian parent. Pfeiffer now plays for Darmstadt 98, but is being courted by several Bundesliga clubs. Ambrosius as well as Ranson-Yeboah Koenigsdorffer, who completes the list of possible new Ghanaian World Cup participants, play for Hamburger SV in the Bundesliga 2.

At the World Cup in Qatar Ghana will face Portugal, Uruguay and South Korea in Group H. The Black Stars will play their first match on November 24 at 5 p.m. against Portugal.

Max Stargard

By Max Stargard

Even as a child, I started typing the results of the Bundesliga with my friends at school. The stakes were modest back then: The lunch, a few marbles or maybe a milk slice. Then, at the age of 9, I played the penalty bet once - and immediately got 10 right. The previous week I had won 500 DM and in my childish imagination I was already imagining how many football pictures I could buy at the kiosk on the corner. Unfortunately, it was one of those match days when everything turned out as expected and I only won DM 8.10. Nevertheless, I followed the game with great interest. Nevertheless, the passion to correctly predict the outcome of sporting events haunted me for the rest of my life. I would have loved to own the sports almanac that Marty McFly bought in Back to the Future II. Much later, when I was already working as a journalist for newspapers and as a writer for television, I came across an international betting forum with over 100,000 members - and found out that a lot of people there were giving their tips on German football, but nobody seemed to have a real clue, so I wrote a few English-language preliminary reports with a few tips - and was right about everything. After that, an avalanche started. I got offers from bookmakers, sports papers and even betting syndicates to work for them - and I accepted a few of them too, experiencing the ups & downs of sports betting and travelling halfway around the world in the years that followed. There I met Chinese multimillionaires betting five to six figures, amateur players in Serbia or Turkey supporting their families with small stakes, South Africans gambling away half their fortune, Brazilians who could only leave their favelha and become rich by making the right tips. At one point my life was similar to Matthew McCaughaney's in the film Two For The Money - and far too much stress. I subsequently moved to another continent and ran an English-language football epaper about the Bundesliga from there. After the birth of my son, I devoted myself for many years only to artistic projects in the field of photography and literature. However, I am happy to share my knowledge and passion with the readers of bettingtipsafrica.