Brighton and Hove Albion defender, Tariq Lamptey has agreed to play for the senior national team, the Black Stars ahead of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, Kumasi based Pure FM have reported.

The former Chelsea graduate has been on the radar of the country for years since his Premier League breakthrough.

The move to get Tariq to switch allegiance from the Three Lions to play for the Black Stars proved difficult because the player was weighing his options with England.

Speaking in an interview, London-based Ghanaian coach Freddie has said on Kumasi-based Pure FM stated that an agreement has been reached and the Brighton and Hove Albion defender will now play for Ghana.

“Tariq Lamptey’s switch is done. He is available now for Ghana and it now depends on the coach if he will invite him for the upcoming games or not,” he said.

“To be honest I shouldn’t be saying this but the switch is done,” Coach Freddie added.

Lamptey has so far made 29 appearances in all competition in the ongoing season.

He is expected to make Ghana’s squad for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations [AFCON] qualifiers which kick off next month in June against Madagascar at the Cape Coast Stadium.

Source: Modern Ghana

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