Brighton and Hove Albion manager Roberto De Zerbi is angry over the inclusion of defender Tariq Lamptey in the Black Stars’ provisional squad for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast.
On Wednesday, December 20, 2023, the GFA announced coach Chris Hughton’s 55-man provisional squad for the AFCON, and the list included the name of injured Tariq Lamptey.
Disappointed Roberto De Zerbi, while reacting to the news, said Chris Hughton doesn’t follow the Premier League, which is why he named the injured Tariq Lamptey in his squad.
“Maybe the coach of Ghana doesn’t watch the Premier League,” De Zerbi said at a press conference ahead of their Premier League game against Crystal Palace.
He added, “Because I don’t know how much time we’ve not played with Tariq Lamptey, and if he wants to play with Lamptey, I don’t know because if he is not available to play with Brighton, how can he play with Ghana?”
Coach Chris Hughton is expected to name his final 27-man squad for the 2023 AFCON by January 3.
Ghana will come up against Egypt, Cape Verde, and Mozambique at the 2023 AFCON.
By: Joel Eshun/Rainbowradioonline.com/Ghana