Bolton Wanderers has officially confirmed that Amadou Bakayoko will be representing Sierra Leone for the first time in Upcoming Friendlies in Turkey.

“Wanderers forward Amadou Bakayoko is set to launch his international career with Sierra Leone after being named in The Squad for The first time” The club posted on  their Facebook page

The Sky Bet League fan Player of the Month is excited to represent his motherland

Amadou Bakayoko (born 1 January 1996) is a Sierra Leonean professional footballer who plays as a forward for Bolton Wanderers.

Bakayoko was born in Sierra Leone but lived in Guinea until the age of six, before moving to the Netherlands where he lived until he was 10.

After moving to England, he began playing in Birmingham before winning a scholarship at Walsall.

After prolific goalscoring at youth and reserve team level, Bakayoko was offered a one-year professional contract at Walsall in December 2013.

He made his debut for the “Saddlers” on 5 April, replacing Michael Ngoo 68 minutes into a 1–0 defeat to Port Vale at Vale Park.

On 9 October 2014, Bakayoko joined Conference Premier side Southport on a month’s loan.
He made a scoring debut as a substitute in Southport’s 2–0 victory over Braintree Town.[8] Bakayoko scored his second goal for Southport in a 3–2 victory over Nuneaton Town on 22 November 2014.

Bakayoko joined Worcester City on a one–month loan deal on 15 January 2016 and scored three league goals in the National League North for the club.

He scored his first goals for Walsall when he scored a hat-trick in an EFL Trophy tie against Grimsby Town on 30 August 2016.

He scored his first league goal in a 3–2 win over Shrewsbury Town on 15 October 2016, though he was later sent off in the same match.

His contract was extended by Walsall at the end of the 2017–18 season after the club exercised an option.

On 7 August 2018, Bakayoko joined League One side Coventry City for an undisclosed fee, signing a two-year deal.On 12 May 2021, it was announced that he would leave Coventry at the end of the season, following the expiry of his contract.

On 25 June 2021, Bakayoko joined League One side Bolton Wanderers on a two-year deal.[16] His competitive debut came on 7 August in a 3–3 draw against Milton Keynes Dons, with him scoring on his debut to put Bolton 2–1 up.

On his International carrier On 17 March 2022, he has been called up for the Sierra Leone national football team for the first time in his career.

He was also eligible for the Guinea national football team.