Werder Bremen snap up Gambian teenager

German Bundesliga club SV Werder Bremen have secured the signature of Gambian teenager Kebba Badjie.

The 19-year-old attacker was snapped on a free transfer after his contract with Regionalliga Nord (fourth-tier) side VfL Oldenburg elapsed.

The Churchill’s Town-born forward caught the eyes of Bremen scouts after his impressive performances for Oldenburg where he found the back of the net nine times in twenty-one appearances this season.

“Kebba is a striker who can be used in different positions in the attack. Already in his first season in senior team football, he was able to convince with strong performances. Also in our match (against Oldenburg), he impressively demonstrated his qualities with two goals, so we are convinced that he will continue his positive development with us,” Werder’s youth team director Björn Schierenbeck, said after the Gambian’s signature.

The former Blumenthaler SV and Niendorfer TSV player was delighted to put pen to paper and says he’s ready for what awaits.

“I am very pleased about the opportunity to develop myself at SV Werder. Bremen is a piece of home for me and I will give everything for the club.”

Kebba is expected to feature for Werder Bremen’s reserve team who currently play in the Regionalliga-Nord after their relegation from the third-tier last season.

They play their home matches at Weserstadion Platz 11, adjacent to the first team’s ground and it is coached by Sven Hübscher.