Appiah To Hand Debut To Boateng, Wriedt

Bayern Munich’s reserve team striker, Kwasi Okyere Wriedt, and Levante forward, Emmanuel Okyere Boateng, are set to make their debut for Ghana’s Black Stars during their double-header friendlies against Japan and Iceland in the coming weeks.

The Stars are scheduled to engage the Blue Samurai of Japan and Iceland in pre-World Cup friendlies on May 30 and June 7 respectively, and Coach Kwasi Appiah has given the two young promising strikers the chance to prove themselves to Ghanaians.

Being handed such an audacious call-up to the high-profile Black Stars naturally came as a big surprise to Wriedt who revealed that he was speechless after receiving the invitation to play for Ghana.

However, a highly-placed source explained that the 23-year-old striker, born in Hamburg to Ghanaian parents, was being snapped by Coach Appiah mainly to deny Germany, who are already making overtures towards the boy, the chance to capture him for good.

“Initially, I was speechless." Wriedt told Bild. “I am very pleased to be able to play for my parents” homeland. I am making my family and friends proud. It’s the icing on the cake of an exciting year.”

Wriedt is currently Bayern's top scorer with 20 goals in their Regionalliga side, which will finish as runners-up to local rivals TSV Munich 1860.