Tariq Lamptey says he is delighted to be eligible to play for the Black Stars of Ghana following FIFA’s clearance.
The 21-year old switched his nationality from England to Ghana and has received his maiden call-up to the Black Stars by head coach Otto Addo. Lamptey is part of Addo’s 29-man squad to play friendly games against Brazil and Nicaragua later this month.
“I’m happy that everything is completed with FIFA and I’m able to play for Ghana” Lamptey wrote on Twitter on Wednesday.
I thank God for giving me this opportunity, I would like to say a big thank you to everyone involved in making this happen.” the Birghton and Holve Albion wing-back added.
Tariq Lamptey Profile in 2022/23 season : Data is correct as of September 7th , 2022.
1.EPL. Manchester United 1 Brighton and Holve Albion 2 on August 7th – 16 minutes
2.EPL. Brighton and Holve Albion 0 Newcastle United 0 on August 13th – 16 minutes
3.EPL. West Ham United 0 Brighton and Holve Albion 2 on August 21st – Tariq Lamptey was unused substitute.
4.EFL Cup. Forest Green 0 Brighton and Holve Albion 3 on August 24th – 79 minutes ( He started his first game of the season)
5.EPL. Brighton and Holve Albion 1 Leeds United 0 on August 27th – 21 minutes
6.EPL. Fulham 2 Brighton and Holve Albion 1 on August 30th – 27 minutes
7.EPL. Brighton and Holve Albion 5 Leicester City 2 on September 4th – 1 minute
Total minutes played this season so far : 160 minutes of possible 630
Games played : 6
Games missed : 1
Games started : 1
Games subbed on : 5
Goals scored : 0
Assists made : 0
International career of Lamptey
Per Wikipedia :
Lamptey was born in England to Ghanaian parents. He has been a youth international for England, having represented the Young Lions from U18 to U21 level.
He was contacted by the Ghana FA about potentially switching allegiances to represent Ghana internationally in July 2022 . However, on 8 September 2020, Lamptey made his England U21 debut, starting in a 2–1 away victory over Austria in a 2021 European Under-21 Championship qualifier.
After eighteen months out of the under-21 side due to injury, the full-back made his return to the side in March 2022, taking part in the 2023 European Under-21 Championship qualifying matches against Andorra and Albania.
In May of the same year, it was announced that Lamptey was considering switching allegiances to Ghana, with England U21 boss Lee Carsley saying that Lamptey had “asked to be left out of the squad for a bit of head space.
“After months of further speculation, in July 2022 the president of the Ghana FA, Kurt Okraku, announced that Lamptey was one of the few players that were officially made eligible to represent the Black Stars.
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