Heynckes names Ghana's Kwasi Wriedt on Bayern bench

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The 23-year-old watched from the bench as Bayern romped to a 5-0 hammering of Freiburg in the Bundesliga on Saturday

On his first match back in charge at Bayern Munich, Jupp Heynckes named German-born Ghanaian striker Kwasi Kwasi Okyere Wriedt on Bayern bench in the 5-0 win over Freiburg in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Although he was unused, Wriedt, who is born to Ghanaian parents, earned his place among the substitutes after his impressive goalscoring form Bayern's B team in the Regionalliga where he's scored eight goals in 10 appearances so far this campaign.

The 23-year-old joined Bayern from third-tier Osnabruck in the transfer window and has made an encouraging start to life with the B team, much to the impression of Heynckes who was only in charge of this first match since replacing Carlo Ancelotti.

Wriedt has represented Ghana at U/20 level and remains eligible for the Black Stars.

Should he make his Bundesliga appearance soon, he will become only the second African player to appear for Bayern's senior side after fellow Ghanaian Sammy Kuffour.

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The Hamburg born attacker seems to have made his impression on some of Bayern's big-name stars with German international Jerome Boateng tweeting a video of him during his initiation and captioned it, 'natural born talent'. 

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