The Ghana Football Association (GFA) is pushing to get English-born defender, Tariq Lamptey, to play for the national team, Black Stars.
Born in the United Kingdom to Ghanaian parents, Tariq Lamptey is eligible to play professional football for any of the two countries.
The right-back has already played for England at the U18, U19 and U20 level which makes him still eligible to represent Ghana at senior level.
According to Angel FM’s Saddick Adams, the GFA have made contacts with Brighton & Hove Albion versatile player Tariq Lamptey about the possibility of him featuring for the Black Stars.
It remains to be seen if the Lamptey will follow the path of Quincy Owusu Abeyie, Kevin-Prince Boateng, the late Manuel Junior Agogo et al who made the switch to come play for Ghana or will snub the offer just like Spain’s Inaki Williams, Danny Welbeck among others did.
Tariq Lamptey in January transfer deadline day completed a permanent transfer to Brighton & Hove Albion, signing a three and a half year deal.
Lamptey played an impressive debut for The Seagulls where he also made his first Premier League start in a 0–0 away draw against Leicester on 23 June.
The 19-year-old have been putting up impressive performances for the Seagulls will have alerted the Ghana Football Association.