Ghana FA moves to convince Brighton star Tariq Lamptey to switch international allegiance from England to Ghana


By Mukwuzi Joseph

Ghana’s Football Association have confirmed they want to persuade Tariq Lamptey to switch international allegiance from England to represent them.

The 20-year-old recent revealed that he is yet to decide whether he will play for England or Ghana after representing the former at Under 18, U19, U20 and U21 level

Brighton rising star is eligible to play for Ghana through his parents and the Ghana FA have confirmed their aim to convince him to have a change of heart.

‘We are following every top Ghanaian talent you may have seen on your screens,’ Ghana FA president Kurt Okraku said, as reporters

‘Someone like Tariq Lamptey. We have been speaking with his family, to make sure that having identified him as a top talent we will bring him to represent our country.

‘In the same vein, other people are also talking to him and his family to represent another country [England].

‘The national teams are for Ghanaians. It doesn’t mean only those who reside in Ghana, but every Ghanaian across the world.

‘For which reason it would be suicidal for us not to search everywhere in the world to find the right talents for Ghana.’ 

Lamptey would have to play in a competitive game for Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions side to tie down his international allegiance.

The youngster has impressed this season, scoring one goal and supplying three assists in seven matches, following his £3million move from Chelsea back in January.

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