The story of Ibrahim Sunday the first African to play in the Bundesliga

The story of Ibrahim Sunday the first African to play in the Bundesliga

- Details about the life and work of Ibrahim Sunday, a former Asante Kotoko captain, have surfaced online

- He is on record to be the first African player to play in the Bundesliga as well as the recipient of the 1971 African Footballer of the Year award

- Sunday later played for the national team and then returned to Kotoko to coach them

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Ghana’s Ibrahim Sunday has been recognized as the first African to play in the German league, the Bundesliga.

Information available suggests that he also won the African Footballer of the Year award in 1971.

Born on July 22, 1944 in Koforidua in the Eastern Region, he started playing football with Kumasi Asante Kotoko.

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Per a report by, he later became the club’s captain and then won the African Cup of Champions with them.

This, which later became known as the CAF Champions League, was the first international title won by the club.

Sunday later joined the national team and represented Ghana in two Africa Nations Cup tournaments.

In the year 1975, he moved to Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga, where in two seasons, he barely had any playing time.

He appeared in only one league match against Rot-Weiß Essen in December 1976, and this made him the first-ever African footballer to appear in the Bundesliga.

Sunday later coached his former club, Kumasi Asante Kotoko, and led them to their second African Cup of Champions victory in 1983.

In other news, information available shows that three policemen; a sergeant and two corporals have helped renovate their police station.

The officers, stationed at Assin Awisem in the Assin Central Constituency, contributed money and labour to give the structure a facelift.

It has been established that prior to their act, the station was in a deplorable state and they, therefore, decided to take the initiative.

The police officers reportedly contributed 70 percent of the funds used for the renovation and residents in the area assisted with the balance.

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