Ghanaians Jubilate on Social Media as Brighton Star Rejects England Invite

Ghanaians Jubilate on Social Media as Brighton Star Rejects England Invite

  • Ghanaian football fans have taken to social media to react to the news of Tariq Lamptey rejecting an England invite
  • The Brighton star asked to be excused for the England U21 team ahead of the international break after Ghana approached him for an international switch
  • Lamptey was born to Ghanaian parents in England but he is yet to make a senior appearance for the Three Lions

Fans of the Black Stars of Ghana have taken to social media to express their delight after Brighton defender Tariq Lamptey rejected an England call-up.

The 21-year-old asked the England U21 coach Lee Carsley to excuse him from the international games slated for next month.

And according The Sun, Lee Carsley revealed the right-back has been contacted by the Ghana Football Association is considering a nationality switch.

Tariq Lamptey, Ghana, Black Stars, England
Fans celebrate as Tariq Lamptey rejects England U21 invite. Credit: @ghanasoccernet @England
Source: Twitter
“There’s an issue over his dual nationality. He’s had an approach. It’s something he’s considering at the minute," Lee Carsley said as quoted by

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“He’s asked to be left out of the squad for a bit of head space. He’s not switched, it’s not cemented or anything like that. But he’s had an approach (from Ghana), we have to respect that.
"We’ve made it clear how important we see him to us. I know the seniors have as well. It’s not something that we’ve given up on. Tariq is fully aware of how important we see him.”

How Ghanaian reacted to the news of Tariq Lamptey's England snub

@Listo_Mens wrote:

Ghana Targets Cullum Hudson Odoi, Tariq Lamptey, and Eddie Nketiah miss out on England's 27-squad to face Germany, Italy, and Hungary in the National League. Good news!

@Korsogyimi added:

It will be official soon, Tariq Lamptey will join Ghana. Let’s go for the World Cup

@_Owurakuampofo wrote

Tariq Lamptey has not been named in England's senior team or U21 side for the upcoming international fixtures in June.

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@Blaqkoffi wrote:

As things look..we could be certain Callum Hudson-Odoi, Eddie Nketiah and Tariq Lamptey will all represent Ghana at international level.

@JonBoafo posted:

Tariq Lamptey playing for Ghana definitely increases the brand visibility of the Black Stars. I’m 100% for it.

Tariq Lamptey has rejected an England U21 invite after Ghana contact

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Brighton defender Tariq Lamptey has asked to be left out of England's squad for their upcoming European Under-21 Championship qualifying games.

The 21-year-old is considering representing Ghana ahead of the 2022 World Cup and 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, according to Daily Mail.

The right full-back was contacted by the West African country in 2020 but made his England Under-21 debut later that year.