Atletico Bilbao’s Inaki Williams brought an end to his goal-scoring dry spell for the Ghana national team with a dramatic 95th-minute winner against Madagascar during the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi.
Having struggled to find the back of the net in his previous seven appearances for the Black Stars since making his debut in November 2022, Williams faced mounting pressure to break his goal-scoring drought in the crucial World Cup campaign.
The 29-year-old forward’s first-half effort appeared to break the jinx, only to be disallowed due to an offside call, prolonging his frustrating run without a goal or assist for the national team.
However, Inaki Williams showcased resilience and determination, delivering one of his standout performances in the Ghanaian jersey. The 95th-minute goal not only secured a crucial victory against Madagascar but also marked a pivotal moment in Williams’ international career.
The timely breakthrough has injected a renewed sense of confidence and momentum into the Black Stars as they gear up to face Comoros in their next match, the second fixture of the 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers group stage. With the goal-scoring monkey off his back, Williams is poised to play a key role in Ghana’s pursuit of World Cup qualification glory.
As the anticipation builds for the upcoming clash against Comoros, Ghanaian football enthusiasts are hopeful that Inaki Williams’ heroic moment will be a catalyst for further success in the qualifying campaign, propelling the Black Stars to new heights on the road to the 2026 FIFA World Cup.