Brighton defender Tariq Lamptey inches close to nationality switch to Ghana

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 15: Tariq Lamptey of Brighton & Hove Albion in action during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Crystal Palace at American Express Community Stadium on January 15, 2022 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Brighton and Hove Albion defender, Tariq Lamptey has agreed to play for the senior national team, the Black Stars ahead of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

The former Chelsea graduate has been on the radar of the country for years since his Premier League breakthrough.

The move to get Tariq to switch allegiance from the Three Lions to play for the Black Stars proved difficult because the player was weighing his options with England.

Speaking in an interview, London-based Ghanaian coach Freddie has said on Kumasi-based Pure FM stated that an agreement has been reached and the Brighton and Hove Albion defender will now play for Ghana.

“Tariq Lamptey’s switch is done. He is available now for Ghana and it now depends on the coach if he will invite him for the upcoming games or not,” he said.

“To be honest I shouldn’t be saying this but the switch is done,” Coach Freddie added.

Lamptey has so far made 29 appearances in all competition in the ongoing season.

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