Brighton Manager Gives Update on Ghana Defender Tariq Lamptey's Injury in West Ham Thrashing
- Ghana defender Tariq Lamptey suffered an injury during Brighton's game against West Ham
- The Black Stars right-back is expected to return before Ghana's game against Angola
- Lamptey lasted only 16 minutes of the 4-0 thrashing of West Ham
Ghana defender Tariq Lamptey could make a return from injury before the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Angola later this month.
The Brighton & Hove Albion right-back limped off during the game against West Ham on Saturday and had to be replaced by Joel Veltman after 16 minutes.
According to manager Roberto de Zerbi, Lamptey's injury is a minor problem and should be back before the international break.
"It's not a big problem. It’s a small injury,” he said, as quoted by brightonandhovealbion.com.
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With Clermont Foot defender Alidu Seidu out for a month, the right-back role will be filled by the former England youth international for the double-header against Angola.
Lamptey switched nationalities to represent Ghana in June last year, and was part of the Black Stars squad at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
The 22-year-old made two appearances at the tournament as Ghana exited at the group stage.
Meanwhile, the Black Stars have a new technical team after Chris Houghton was named head coach of the national team last month.
Lamptey share moment with Ayew
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Ghana duo Jordan Ayew and Tariq Lamptey met after the game between Brighton and Crystal Palace at the Selhurst Park on Saturday.
The Black Stars players featured for their clubs as Brighton travelled to pick a point against Crystal Palace in London.
Ayew started and lasted the entire duration while Lamptey replaced Adam Webster in the second half.
Lamptey opens up on World Cup exit
Ghana defender Tariq Lamptey has expressed gratitude to fans of the Black Stars for their overwhelming support for the team at the World Cup in Qatar.
Ghana exited the tournament at the group stage after a disappointing 2-0 defeat to Uruguay on Friday.
However, Lamptey believes the team will build from the disappointment of Qatar and come back stronger in the future.
Source: Sports Brief News