Okyere Wriedt makes Bundesliga debut for Bayern Munich

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The Ghana target was handed his first taste of the German topflight on Saturday

After a long wait, Ghanaian youngster Kwasi Okyere Wriedt made his German Bundesliga bow for Bayern Munich, who surprisingly slumped to a 2-1 away defeat to Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday.

Having warmed the bench on six previous occasions, the 23-year-old was a 63rd minute substitute, taking the place of Sebastian Rudy in the keenly contested fixture at Stadion im Borussia-Park.

First half goals from Thorgan Hazard and Matthias Ginter ensured a losing first topflight appearance for the centre-forward, whose side's consolation came from the boot of Arturo Vidal on 74 minutes.

Wriedt's league debut comes a month after his first team bow in a DFB Pokal encounter with RB Leipzig.

The lanky striker, who joined Bayern 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).

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Born to Ghanaian parents in Germany, Wriedt could be handed a Ghana call-up in a bid to secure his international future when the next selection is announced in March next year.

Despite once linking up with Ghana's under-20 side, the frontman is still eligible to represent Germany, at senior level.

 

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