Brighton and Hove Albion defender, Tariq Lamptey revealed the reason for coming to Ghana.
Tariq and his dad have arrived in Ghana but not part of the recent call-up. It was rumoured that they will meet handlers of the team and confirm his decision to play.
The right-back recently excused himself from England U-21 duty amidst reports that he is set to switch to Ghana. He started 16 times for Brighton in the Premier League in the 2021-22 season and made a further 14 appearances as a substitute.
“To be honest, I just came back for holiday. Obviously, it’s been a good but long season so I just came to get some rest, some sun – I’ve come to see some family and friends that I have not seen for a while. I’m taking this opportunity just to relax and whine down after a long season,” he told Joy Fm.
“Yeah, I have. Obviously, the charity work I have been doing for a number of years with the support of some very important and trusted people. So I am just here to try and for the first time get hands on it and do it in person. It is something that is really close to my heart and I’m looking forward to meeting the people and hopefully having a good day.”
Former Chelsea player, born in London, was contacted by Ghana in 2020 but made his England U21 debut later that year. Lamptey, who has two U21 caps, qualifies for Ghana through his parents and has also played for England Under-18s and Under-19s.
The wingback with his dad and will watch the Black Stars play Madagascar in Cape-coast.
Source: SeanCity.net / Opoku Asare Obed