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Former England Youth International Tariq Lamptey Opens Up on Warm Welcome From Ghana Teammates
- Tariq Lamptey has spoken for the first time since switching nationalities to play for the Black Stars of Ghana
- The former England youth international joined his new international teammates in France for the upcoming friendly games
- The Black Stars will face Brazil on Friday in Le Havre before engaging Nicaragua three days later in Spain
Brighton and Hove Albion defender Tariq Lamptey has revealed how proud he is to join Ghana's Black Stars for the upcoming friendlies against Brazil and Nicaragua this week.
The former England youth international switched nationalities to represent the West African nation in June.
And in his first interview with the Ghana Football Association media, Lamptey expressed delight after receiving a warm reception from his new international teammates.
“Everyone has been fantastic, everyone has been welcoming. It’s been so good. I’m very proud to be here and I’m really just trying to train hard to give the best I can for the team,” Lamptey said.
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“I’m looking forward to the game on Friday. In this game, we are preparing very well and we all want to be ready for Friday," he added.
The 21-year-old is expected to make his debut against the Selacao of Brazil on Friday in Le Havre.
Tariq Lamptey is expected to aslo make coach Otto Addo's team for the World Cup in Qatar later this year.
Tariq Lamptey and Inaki Williams join Black Stars squad for Brazil friendly
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Inaki Williams and Tariq Lamptey have reported to the Black Stars camp ahead of the international friendlies against Brazil and Nicaragua.
The duo switched nationalities to represent Ghana and are both expected to make their debut when the Black Stars face Brazil on Friday.
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In a photo posted on social media, the pair were spotted in their Ghanaian kits as they prepare for the two games later this week.
Daniel Amartey and Mohammed Salisu arrive ahead of Brazil friendly
The English Premier League duo touched down in France on Tuesday and immediately joined the rest of their teammates for training.
Leicester's Daniel Amartey and Southampton's Mohammed Salisu are expected to start in the friendly against Brazil in Le Havre on Friday.