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2023 AFCON: Ghana defender Tariq Lamptey likely to miss tournament due to injury

Cup of Nations 2023 AFCON: Ghana defender Tariq Lamptey likely to miss tournament due to injury
NOV 30, 2023 LISTEN

Black Stars defender, Tariq Lamptey is likely to miss the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) after sustaining an injury over the weekend on his injury return.

The 23-year-old suffered the injury in Brighton’s game against Nottingham Forest in the 35th minute.

Brighton and Hove Albion boss Roberto de Zerbi confirmed on Wednesday that the former Chelsea right-back will be out for a long time.

De Zerbi said in his press conference ahead of their Europa League match against AEK Athens that Lamptey and Ansu Fati will be out for a long time.

“We have lost Ansu for a long time. Same for Lamptey, they will be out for a long time.”

Lamptey is now at risk of missing the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations after missing the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Madagascar and Comoros due to injury and was also not in the team during the October international break.

His persistent injury problem will be a big blow for the Black Stars and the Seagulls as the season continues.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

Sports JournalistPage: SamuelEkowAmoasiAppiah

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