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Wriedt eyes more Ghana opportunities after maiden call-up

3:38 PM WAT 12/06/2018
Kwasi Okyere Wriedt
The Bavarian striker recounts the best moments he had while with the Black Stars and hopes for more opportunities

Bayern Munich striker Kwesi Okyere Wriedt has revealed that Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah was satisfied with his performance during the international friendlies against Japan and Iceland.

The 23-year-old was handed his maiden call-up last month and made his bow against Japan, before coming on for Levante's poster boy Emmanuel Boateng against Iceland in a 2-2 stalemate.

“The national coach was satisfied with my performance and will hope for more opportunities,” Wriedt told Bild.

"Experiencing the hoo-chants live [against Iceland] was a cool experience; it was awesome that the whole stadium does it. Really loud! They did the hoo right at the start of the game.

"We’re all full of live; everyone’s basic mindset is always positive and very religious. For example, before training and games, we always pray together," he added.

Wriedt also enjoyed the singing and dancing as well as the mandatory initiation ceremony he went through as a new player in the squad.

"That was to an African song. The atmosphere was good, and I’m not so stiff in the hips, after all," said Wriedt. 

"Everything was totally relaxed. We take this culture from Ghana with us in sports—there's a lot of singing and dancing. That fuses us together as a team even more."