The Ghana Football Association (GFA) trying to convince 19-year-old English-born right-back Tariq Lamptey to choose Ghana over the country of his birth.
Tariq who has represented England in all youth levels has been impressive for English Premier League (EPL) side Brighton & Hove Albion since his move from Chelsea in January becoming a mainstay in the Seagulls’ line-up making 8 appearances for the side.
Tariq’s is reported to preferred choice is to play for the Three Lions but the GFA is hoping to convince the lightning-quick right-back to change over to the Black Stars especially since his chances to feature for England look unlikely with Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold, Manchester United’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Manchester City’s Kyle Walker and Chelsea’s Reece James all vying for the same position.
Black Stars Head Coach C.K Akunnor had made an attempt to meet the 19-year-old on his recent trip to England but the players representatives and the Black Stars coach could not find a suitable time.
It is now reported that the GFA will be sending a high profile delegation to try and convince the wonderkid to switch nationalities.
by Leroy Hawkson|TalksAfrica.com