Osman Bukari – Hometown, tribe, parents, stats

Osman Bukari – Hometown, tribe, parents, stats
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Uncover the details of Black Stars’ winger Osman Bukari, including his hometown, tribe,  parents, career stats, and other things that have shaped his football journey so far.

Osman Bukari biography

Osman Bukari was born on 13 December 1998. He started his football career in Accra, having been brought up in a football-loving family, and just like every other kid, was introduced to the sport at an early age. 

Osman Bukari Parents

According to reports, Bukari’s Father's name is Imre Bujdoso but information about his mother is relatively unknown. Having grown up, the pacy winger continues to join his parents on their cocoa farm in Kwahu Mamfe – one of the districts in the Eastern Region of Ghana – during the holidays.

Meanwhile, he was granted citizenship by the Serbian government in June 2023.

Osman Bukari Tribe

There is nothing that specifically states Osman Bukari’s tribe, although his name may suggest he is a Muslim but nothing was made public by the player.

Osman Bukari Club Career

Bukari's eye-catching and exciting displays paved the way for him and after years in grassroots football, he made his way to Ghana’s second division where he featured for Accra Lions. 

The then 19-year-old's prospect caught the attention of scouts abroad, as he still had a large part of his game to develop at the time. Bukari went ahead to spend time with Anderlecht’s U21 side. After the unpleasant trip to Belgium, Bukari moved to AS Trenčín of Slovakia – his first European club. 

Bukari, during his time in Slovakian football, was one of the best players in his team, featuring 66 times and scoring 16 goals with 25 assists. In the 2019–20 season, he was officially Trenčin's best player and was named in the league's best XI. He also made it to the final three-man shortlist for the Best Player of the Season award.

His blistering performances in Slovakia earned him a move to Belgian side KAA Gent signed Bukari in 2020. Bukari signed a three-year deal with Gent and was a regular in the team’s lineup. In total, he scored four goals and made six assists in 35 appearances including the UEFA Europa League. 

In the summer of 2021, French Ligue 1 outfit FC Nantes signed Bukari on a season-long loan and was a part of the team that won Coupe de France.

However, it was Serbian champions Red Star Belgrade who signed Bukari permanently in a deal worth €3 million in 2022. The Ghanaian winger scored on his club debut against Radnički Niš. 

Osman Bukari International career

Bukari made his Ghana debut on 25 March 2021 against South Africa in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. His first goal for the Black Stars came a year later in an AFCON qualifier against Madagascar.

In his World Cup debut in Qatar, Bukari scored in the 90th minute in a 3–2 loss to Portugal and celebrated with the popular “siu” celebration. 

Osman Bukari Stats

Across his club career, Bukari has featured in 175 games, scoring 40 goals and providing 47 assists. 

At the international level, the winger has featured for the Black Stars 12 times and he has three goals to his credit.  

 

This article was most recently revised and updated 9 months ago

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