Tariq Lamptey has set sights on helping Ghana win their first silverware in over four decades when they play in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Black Stars are one win away from securing a place in next year’s competition to be held in Ivory and come up against Madagascar on June 18 in their penultimate qualifier.

Tariq, who was recently in Ghana for his charity works through the Tariq Lamptey Foundation, says the thought of playing at the continental showpiece delights him while adding that the aim to win the trophy.

“I am very excited [about the prospect of playing at the AFCON]. Obviously, there are a few steps before that — qualification first and league games. I have to play to get myself into a competitive form,” he told Joy Sports.

“But it’s an amazing competition and the ultimate goal will be to go and lift it. It will be amazing to play there and experience it and hopefully, we can do well.”

The Brighton and Hove Albion star made his debut for Ghana against Brazil in an international friendly game against Brazil ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup and featured twice in Qatar as Ghana exited in the group stage after finishing bottom of Group H.

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