The Ghana Football Association has failed in its pursuit to get Brighton & Hove Albion star Tariq Lamptey to represent the four-time African Champions at next year’s Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon.
SportsworldGhana.com can exclusively confirm that the former Chelsea right-back cum winger won’t be part of coach Milovan Rajevac‘s squad for the continent’s biggest football competition which starts in January next year.
Although talks are ongoing between the two parties, an agreement hasn’t been reached for Lamptey to finally switch nationality to feature for the West African powerhouse.
Black Stars, who are yet to clinch a major trophy since 1982, have been drawn against Morocco, Comoros, and Gabon in Group C will open their account on January 10.
According to the country’s football governing body, the Black Star will open camp in Doha, Qatar on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 ahead of the 33rd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations to be staged in Cameroon.
The team will be in Doha for a period of three weeks to prepare for the Tournament scheduled for Cameroon from January 9 to February 6, 2022. The team will play three international friendly matches in Qatar to give Coach Milovan Rajevac the opportunity to assess his squad for the Tournament.
The Ghanaian team will wrap up their test matches against African Champions Algeria on Wednesday, January 5, 2022.
The Black Stars will depart Doha for Yaoundé on Friday, January 7, 2022 to take on the rest of Africa at the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
Meanwhile, Southampton star Mohammed Salisu, has turned down an invitation from the Ghana Football Association to be included in coach Milovan Rajevac’s squad for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon,