Ghana suffers another blow as Tariq Lamptey rejects AFCON advances

Brighton and Hove Albion defender Tariq Lamptey

Mohamed Salisu refuses to call up the Black Stars

The Africa Cup of Nations kicks off in 22 days

Cameroon participates in Burkina Faso in the opening match of the African Nations Cup

Brighton and Hove Albion right-back Tariq Lamptey has again reportedly rejected a proposal by the National Football Association to represent Ghana.

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) two months ago tried to persuade the UK-born Ghanaian to represent Ghana but the defender refused in all attempts.

According to sportsworldghana.com, the latest attempt to lure the full-back to join Ghana’s squad for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations has not come to fruition.

Lamptey became the second-born in Ghana after Salisu Mohamed to turn down the opportunity to play with the Black Stars in the tournament.

Both players have not yet appeared in any country. An earlier report claimed that coach Milovan Rajevac will soon include the two in his list to announce the provisional list for the African Nations Cup.

However, the Black Stars team is expected to travel to Qatar on Wednesday 22nd December 2021, to begin preparations for the biggest international event in Africa.

Ghana won the Africa Cup of Nations for the last time in 1982 and will begin their quest for a fifth title in Group C. Ghana is in the group with Morocco, Gabon and Comoros.

22 days away from the start of the tournament in Cameroon, where the host nation will begin the competition in their Group C clash against Burkina Faso.

Below is the schedule announced by the GFA.

Ghana schedule in Doha – Qatar

Open team camp December 22, 2021

First friendly match against a team – December 28, 2021

The second friendly match against the country heading to the African Cup of Nations – January 1, 2022

The third friendly match against Algeria – January 5, 2022

Departure to Cameroon – 7 January 2022

Delivery of the final squad – December 30, 2021.

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