Brighton defender Tariq Lamptey is called up to the Ghana squad for the first time ahead of the Qata
Brighton defender Tariq Lamptey has been called-up by Ghana for the first time
Lamptey qualifies for the Black Stars through his parents and will hope to play at the World Cup
Lamptey has made 57 appearances for the Seagulls since arriving from Chelsea in 2020 and joins Athletic Bilbao forward Inaki Williams and Southampton defender Mohamed Salisu in being called-up for the first time.
Ghana FA president Kurt Edwin Simeon-Okraku shakes hands with Lamptey's father after agreeing to switch his allegiance
The moves for Lamptey and Williams come as part of a reported wider plan by the Ghanaian FA and technical advisor Chris Hughton to recruit foreign-born players with Ghanaian heritage to play for the country.
Lamptey - who has been linked with the likes of Tottenham and Arsenal in the past, is yet to start in the Premier League this season but has made five substitute appearances for Graham Potter's side.
Upon confirming his switch to Ghana in July, a statement from Ghana FA president Kurt Edwin Simeon-Okraku said: 'Tariq Lamptey, Inaki Williams, Mohammed Salisu, Stephan Ambrosius, Patrick Pfeffer and Ransford Yeboah [are] available for national selection.
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