Former England youth international Tariq Kwame Nii-Lante Lamptey is looking forward to his international debut with the Black Stars of Ghana after completing his nationality switch last July.
The Brighton and Hove Albion wingback has been named in Coach Otto Addo's 29-man squad for friendly matches against Brazil and Nicaragua this month and can't wait to lace up his boots for the African football powerhouse.
"I’m happy that everything is completed with FIFA and I’m able to play for Ghana. I thank God for giving me this opportunity, I would like to say a big thank you to everyone involved in making this happen," Lamptey wrote in a post on Twitter.
"I’d like to take a moment to thank England and everyone involved in my journey so far, had some unbelievable memories,I’m grateful for everyone who’s helped me along the way coaches, staff,players and fans . It was an honour to wear the shirt and represent the country thank you.
I’m happy that everything is completed with FIFA and I’m able to play for Ghana.— Tariq Lamptey (@TariqLamptey) September 7, 2022
I thank God for giving me this opportunity, I would like to say a big thank you to everyone involved in making this happen. pic.twitter.com/pHSre5Ti1K
"I’m really excited to start this journey and looking forward to representing Ghana. I can’t wait to play in front of you amazing fans. Thank you for the warm welcome let’s gooo 💪🏾🔋⚡️!".
Lamptey, 21, is in line to earn his first cap for Ghana when they play Brazil at Stade Oceane in Le Havre, France on Friday, September 23, 2022.
He had previously represented England at U-18, U-19, U-20 and U-21 level.
The Black Stars will also play Nicaragua at the Estadio Francisco Artes Carrasco in Lorca, Spain on Tuesday, September 27 as part of preparations towards the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.