Former England Youth International Tariq Lamptey Reacts to Ghana Debut Against Brazil

Former England Youth International Tariq Lamptey Reacts to Ghana Debut Against Brazil

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:12 PM
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  • Brighton and Hove Albion defender Tariq Lamptey has made his international debut for the Black Stars of Ghana
  • The former England youth international was a second half substitute as Brazil defeated Ghana in a friendly in France
  • Tariq Lamptey switched nationality to represent Ghana in June and could make the Black Stars team for the World Cup in Qatar

Tariq Lamptey has expressed delight in making his international debut for Ghana on Friday, September 23, 2022.

The Brighton and Hove Albion right-back came on in the second half as Ghana lost to Brazil in an international friendly in Le Havre, France.

Lamptey, who represented England at youth levels, was proud to make his senior debut for Ghana.

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Tariq Lamotey has expressed delight after making Ghana debut against Brazil. Credit: @TariqLamptey
Source: Twitter
"Proud moment making my international debut, thank you for all the support," wrote the 21-year-old on Twitter.

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Lamptey switched allegiance to play for Ghana at senior level in June, earning his maiden call up for the friendlies against Brazil and Nicaragua.

The former Chelsea player showed great promise when he came on in the second half, and could be making a start against Nicaragua on Tuesday.

Brazil were rampant in the first half with goals from Marquinhos and Richarlison, who scored a brace, earning the South Americans a 3-0 victory.

Richarlison scores brace as Brazil defeat Ghana in friendly

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Richarlison netted a first half brace as Brazil cruised to victory against Ghana in their penultimate friendly ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Paris Saint Germain defender Marquinhos opened the scoring after eight minutes to add to Richarlison double as the South Americans defeated Ghana in Le Havre.

The Selacaos got off to a bright start with Richarlison getting the first chance after just four minutes, but the Tottenham forward missed by inches wide.

Asamoah Gyan praises Mohammed Salisu's display against Brazil

Former captain of the Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan, was left impressed by Mohammed Salisu's debut display for Ghana in the international friendly against Brazil on Friday night.

The Southampton defender climbed off the bench to help solidify Ghana's defence in the friendly defeat to the Selacaos.

After the game, Asamoah Gyan took to social media to react to the performance of the defender.

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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.