Former England Youth International Delighted to Complete Ghana Switch, Ready for Black Stars Debut

Former England Youth International Delighted to Complete Ghana Switch, Ready for Black Stars Debut

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:11 PM
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  • Brighton defender Tariq Lamptey has completed his internationality switch to represent Ghana at senior level
  • The former England U21 star has been named in Ghana coach Otto Addo's team for the international friendlies later this month
  • Tariq Lamptey is expected to make his debut for the Black Stars against Brazil in France on September 23, 2022

Former England U21 defender Tariq Lamptey has finally reacted to his nationality switch ahead of his Black Stars debut later this month.

The Brighton and Hove Albion right-back has been named in Ghana's squad for the international friendlies against Brazil and Nicaragua.

And in a video posted on social media, Lamptey expressed delight in switching nationalities to represent Ghana.

Tariq Lamptey, Ghana, Brighton, England
Tariq Lamptey has reacted to his nationality switch to play for Ghana. Credit: @TariqLamptey
Source: Twitter
"I’m happy that everything is completed with FIFA and I’m able to play for Ghana. I thank God for giving me this opportunity, I would like to say a big thank you to everyone involved in making this happen," he wrote on Twitter.

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"I’d like to take a moment to thank England and everyone involved in my journey so far, had some unbelievable memories, I’m grateful for everyone who’s helped me along the way coaches, staff, players and fans . It was an honour to wear the shirt and represent the country thank you.
"I’m really excited to start this journey and looking forward to representing Ghana. I can’t wait to play in front of you amazing fans. Thank you for the warm welcome let’s gooo."

Tariq Lamptey was born to Ghanaian parents in London and started his career with Chelsea before moving to Brighton in 2020.

He has represented England at youth levels but will now make his Black Stars debut against Brazil on September 23, 2022.

Tariq Lamptey earns maiden Black Stars invite

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Ex-England youth star, Tariq Lamptey, has received his maiden Black Stars invite ahead of the international friendlies against Brazil and Nicaragua later this month.

The Brighton defender, who switched nationalities in June, is set to make his Ghana debut on September 23, 2022 in a friendly against Brazil in France.

In a list released on Tuesday morning, the 21-year-old makes a 29-man squad for the two games later this month.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.
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