Brighton sensation Tariq Lamptey completes nationality switch to Ghana - report
Tariq Lamptey has completed his nationality switch from England to Ghana ahead of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, according to the Mirror.
It had been rumoured that the Brighton defender, 21, was pondering the idea of switching, but the Mirror has now reported that the process is complete.
The Brighton defender had previously represented England at youth level, winning 20 caps for the Three Lions at various age groups, but will now be available for selection for the Black Stars.
Jonty Colman from the Mirror said: “Lamptey recently withdrew from an England Under-21s squad after being approached by Ghana and has become one of five players to make themselves eligible for the country ahead of this year’s tournament.
“Lamptey is among a number of players to register to play for Ghana with the World Cup fast approaching and he qualifies to play for the Black Stars through his parents.”
Great news for Ghana.
Lamptey’s nationality switch is the latest in a recent string of good news for the Black Stars.
They recently announced that Athletic Bilbao winger, Inaki Williams had also announced his switch of nationality from Spain to Ghana at the age of 28.
Williams made several appearances for Spain’s youth team and the Basque Country before officially switching nationality on (5 July.)
Joining Williams in making themselves eligible for Ghana are Hamburg defender Stephan Ambrosius, Hamburg striker Ransford Yeboah and Darmstadt defender Pfeiffer.
Lamptey and Williams could also be joined soon by Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi who has been rumoured to have also been pondering a nationality switch.