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Kwasi Wriedt called up to Ghana national team

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Bayern II star, Kwasi Wriedt, is chasing his soccer dream from the Regionalliga Bayern possibly all the way to the World Cup.

Jan Mauersberger of 1860 Muenchen and Kwasi Okyere Wriedt of Bayern Muenchen battle for the ball during the match between TSV 1860 Muenchen and Bayern Muenchen II at Stadion an der Grünwalder Straße on October 22, 2017 in Munich, Germany. Photo by TF-Images/TF-Images via Getty Images

Bayern II’s star player, Kwasi Wriedt, has received the ultimate dream for any player, a call-up to the senior national team. Born in Hamburg, Wriedt has represented Ghana at U20 level but had yet to receive a senior appearance. That is all about to change for the 23-year-old striker.

Wriedt’s season in the Regionalliga Bayern hasn’t gone unnoticed. Rewarded with an appearance for the Bayern Munich first team in the DFB Pokal against RB Leipzig, Wriedt’s development has taken leaps and bounds since he joined the Bavarian outfit. Moving to Bayern Munich in 2017, the Ghanaian striker has notched a total of 28 appearances and 20 goals for Bayern’s second team. Proving to be an exciting prospect, Wriedt caught the attention of the Ghana National Team.

Wried has been called up to Ghana’s senior side for friendlies against Japan and Iceland. He described the moment to Bild:

At fist I was speechless. I’m very happy that I can play for the home land of my parents. I’m making my family and also my friends proud. It’s the icing on the cake of an exciting year.

Wriedt will be out to prove a point against his opponents. Starting from humble beginnings at SC Hamm, the striker now faces the prospect of representing the country of his parents’ birth. An exciting talent for Bayern, Wriedt will be hoping this is the start of something special.