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Braunschweig to the Bundesliga: But will Edwini-Bonsu be back?

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Eintracht Braunschweig is going to the playground that’s ruled by the likes of Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.

With a 1-0 win over FC Ingolstadt Friday, Braunschweig — home to Edmonton’s Randy Edwini-Bonsu — guaranteed it could do no worse than second in the Bundesliga 2. standings. That means Braunschweig will move up to the Bundesliga in 2013-14.

But will Edwini-Bonsu go up with them? He is a free agent at the end of the season.

Edwini-Bonsu, who was part of the Vancouver Whitecaps before making the move to Germany was called up for Canada’s most recent friendlies, playing in March losses to Japan and Belarus. But the forward hasn’t seen a lot of playing time in Germany this season. Braunschweig has played 31 times, and Edwini-Bonsu has appeared in just eight games, with no starts.

Randy Edwini-Bonsu

Edwini-Bonsu’s total minutes on the pitch through those eight appearances… 124. According to the league’s official stats, he’s had one attempt at goal all season long.

Of course, now that the team is moving up, new players will be brought in and, as always, management will decide which of the players from Bundesliga 2. will be up for the voyage up a division.

Canadian soccer followers have got almost used to stories of our players being part of squads that earn promotion, then are released, sold or loaned before getting the chance to play in the top divisions.

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2 Comments

  1. Bradley M

    April 29, 2013 at 5:38 am

    Do you think there could be a chance of him signing with Lierse S.K. (Belgian Pro League) now that Tomasz Radzinski is the new technical director at the club? I’m a very new and young (18) Voyageur, so I don’t know too much about Radzinski, is he still attached to the MNT in any way? As in, would he try to bring young Canadians into the fold at Lierse over players of similar quality just because they are Canadian? I think the Belgian top flight would be a very good level for REB to score some goals in and perhaps get noticed by some bigger clubs after one or two productive years. Thoughts?

  2. footy

    April 27, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    No of course he won’t be. Edwini-Bonsu’s role has been small ever since he got to Braunschweig. In two years it hasn’t improved, so it’s time to say goodbye.

    He’s in a good spot though, he could easily make a jump to a lower ranked second division club or maybe an ambitious third level club.

    Look, about Canadians used to promote a club, if they were good enough, they would play. In all honesty, guys like Friend and McKenna and maybe even Ocean just aren’t good enough. They are excellent pros, but not for the highest level. Hell I’m even surprised Hutchinson plays as much as he does.

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