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The English born Ghanaian defender Tariq Lamptey has earned his first U-21 call up for the European country despite interest from the Black Stars.
The Brighton & Hove Albion right back was handed a late call up to replace injured Chelsea defender Recce James for the European U21 Championship qualifiers against Kosovo and Austria.
Lamptey enjoyed a stellar debut campaign with Brighton as he made eight appearances providing one assist.
Following his impressive display in the English Premier League, coach C.K Akonnor was reported to have started talks with the player whose parents are from Ghana.
Despite his U-21 invite, the London born can still play for Ghana if he does not represent the Three Lions at the senior level.
Brighton technical director Dan Ashworth said: “This is great news for Tariq and an opportunity for him to be around some of the best young players in the country.
“His performances for us at the end of last season helped earn him this call-up and we wish him all the best for the forthcoming matches.”
England face Kosovo in Pristina on Friday at 6pm and Austria next Tuesday in Ried im Innkreis, 7.30pm.