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Ghanaian striker Wriedt raring to go after Bayern Munich debut

5:32 PM WAT 27/10/2017
Kwasi Okyere Wriedt
The centre-forward reflects on his maiden senior appearance for the Bavarians as he sets sights on his Bundesliga bow on Saturday

Bayern Munich frontman Kwasi Okyere Wriedt is looking forward to more opportunities with the Bavarians following his first team bow on Wednesday.

The 23-year-old Hamburg-born Ghanaian was an extra-time substitute at the Red Bull Arena as Jupp Heynckes’ side beat RB Leipzig 5-4 on penalties to make the third round of the DFB Pokal, following a 1-1 draw.

And what an impact he almost had as his header from a corner struck the woodwork three minutes after being on the pitch.

“Initially, I was a little nervous and it took some time for me to realize what was going on,” Wriedt told FC Bayern TV.

“But after a minute or so, and following the first few touches of the ball, I didn’t think about my surroundings anymore.

“I simply tried to go to the limit to get the job done.

“Obviously, it would have been a perfect story if I had scored immediately, but I am more than happy and proud to have played a few minutes for Bayern nonetheless.”

Having been on the bench in the Bayern’s last two league games, the centre-forward will hope to make his league debut when the Bavarians play Leipzig once more on Saturday – this time in the Bundesliga.

“I have no idea if I’ll be in the squad or not,” Wriedt said.

“I assume the manager will decide [on Friday].

“I’m just going to try and present myself well in the training sessions and then we’ll see what happens.”

Wriedt, who joined the German champions on a three-year deal from third tier side VfL Osnabruck in August, became only the second African player in history to play for the Bavarians after compatriot Sammy Kuffour (1993-2005).

Despite once linking up with Ghana’s under-20 side, the striker is still eligible to represent Germany at senior level as he was born in Hamburg and is yet to earn a competitive senior cap for the Black Stars.