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Footballer Bernard Mwarome becomes first Kenyan to play for German team Bayern Munich

Kenyans in Germany: Kenyan Footballer Bernard Mwarome (17) became the first Kenyan to play for the German team Bayern Munich. This is a dream come through for most footballers.

Kenyan-German player Bernard Mwarome on the pitch.

Mwarome got the chance to rub shoulders with football giants like Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller making history by being the only Kenyans to play for the German team.

Bernard Mwarome, born June 1997, is of Kenyan origin. He developed a passion for football at an early age and this made him have the drive to hone his skills while playing in local leagues.

While playing, he was soon noticed by Bayern’s management who approached him with an offer to play for the youth team. This was good news as he got the chance to join Bayern Munich’s under 19 side in July 2014 after he sealed a lucrative two year deal.

He continued honing his skills while at Bayern and during his two-year tenure at the youth club made 24 appearances in 36 games and managed to take his team to the top ten in the league.

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The impressive 2014/15 and 2015/16 seasons earned Bernard Mwarome a promotion to the senior reserve team alongside six other players.

Bernard Mwarome endured an injury that set him back a couple of seasons and he ended up laving Bayern Munich and signed for fourth division side Bonner SC in 2018 before jumping ship to his current club, SV Heimstetten, where he plays as a midfielder.