The Ghana Football Association together with the Black Stars technical team are making efforts to contact Brighton & Hove Albion right-back Tariq Lamptey,” according to EXCO Member George Amoako.
The 19-year-old has become the talk of town after his impressive show for Brighton in their Premier League opener against his former Club Chelsea.
Lamptey is eligible to play for Ghana by virtue of parental roots despite representing England all through at Youth level.
The defender is yet to make any appearance for the three Lions, a reason the FA are trying to take a shot at the talented player.
“In fact when I was watching him (Lamptey) on TV, the first thing I did was to call a couple of people and it was clear that he will be a good player for our national team, the Black Stars,” he said, as per Goal.com.
“It is not going to be easy (to get him to switch international allegiance). The national team’s department is making serious efforts to get his parents and the boy to agree to play for Ghana.
“But it’s not going to be easy. I don’t want to sound like it’s impossible, but it’s not going to be easy. Most of the [Ghanaian] players born in Europe, if you want to entice them to come and play for Ghana, it is very difficult.
“They mostly aspire to play for their country of birth or host countries. Even their parents don’t opt for their children playing for Ghana,” the football administrator concluded.
Brighton & Hove Albion signed Lamptey on permanent basis from Chelsea after an initial loan spell.