Tariq Lamptey’s dance moves are making him a viral sensation as he prepares to make his international debut for Ghana and impress Roberto De Zerbi

The Brighton defender was recorded as international team-mate and SC Freiburg striker Daniel-Kofi Kyereh as the youngster showed off his dance moves to the rest of his fellow Ghanaians.

In the video, the Ghana team can be seen laughing, filming and cheering during the 21-year-old’s dance – the clip earning a huge number of views on Instagram and Twitter.

Danny Welbeck retweeted the video with a number of laughing emojis and wrote: “This cracked me up!! Uncle T.

Lamptey is set to make his international debut for Ghana this Saturday (September 24) in a Selecao friendly against Brazil at the Stade Oceane in France.

The young right-back was born in England to Ghanaian parents and has represented the Three Lions at youth level from U18 to U21 level.

In July 2020, Lamptey was contacted by the Ghana FA over a possible change of allegiance to represent the Black Stars internationally, but decided to continue representing England U21.

After a strong start to his career at Brighton, many have predicted the talented full-back will be in line for a call-up to Gareth Southgate’s side and could possibly get on the plane for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Tariq Lamptey’s initiation performance for the Ghana national team has generated a lot of interest on social media. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

However, following a serious hamstring injury in December 2020 in a 0-0 draw at Fulham, Lampety found himself on the sidelines for eighteen months and out of first-team plans. of Albion and England.

The returning full-back made his return to the U21 squad in March 2022 but then announced in May that we were considering switching allegiance to Ghana, with England U21 boss Lee Carsley leaving the defender out of his next team to give him “a little head space”.

In July, Ghana FA chairman Kurt Okraku announced that Lamptey was now officially eligible to represent the West African nation and manager Otto Addo named the youngster to his Black Stars squad for their two friendlies against the Brazil and Nicaragua during this international break.

The Albion defender tweeted on September 7: “I’m glad it’s all over with FIFA and I can play for Ghana.

Lamptey is set to make his debut for the Ghana national team this Saturday September 24 in a friendly match against Brazil (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

“I thank God for giving me this opportunity, I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped make this happen

“I would like to take a moment to thank England and everyone involved in my journey so far, I have had some amazing memories, I am grateful to everyone who has helped me along the way, coaches , staff, players and fans.

“It was an honor to wear the shirt and represent the country thank you.

“I’m really excited to start this journey and can’t wait to represent Ghana. I can’t wait to play in front of you amazing fans.”

In July, Ghana FA chairman Kurt Okraku announced that Lamptey was now officially eligible to represent the West African nation. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Lamptey still hopes to travel to Qatar in November with his new international squad – as Addo’s side continue their preparations for the tournament.

Ghana are drawn in Group H in Qatar alongside Portugal, Uruguay and South Korea. They will open their campaign against Portugal on November 24 at Stadium 974.

Lamptey will also see his international debut as a chance to impress new Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi and force his way back into the club’s first-team plans.


Since his injury setback, Lamptey has struggled to maintain a place in Albion’s first XI, with the youngster having only made bench appearances this season so far.

However, with a new manager now at the helm, an eye-catching international debut could give the youngster the chance to kick off his season on the South Coast.