As the new Bundesliga season kick started on Friday with the Bundesliga Champions Bayern Munich thrashing Schalke O4 by eight nil, other Bundesliga games were played in the weekend.

The weekend match had some Nigerians players present in their team while others were out injured and some just joined a clubs.

Nigeria striker Anthony Ujah was absent in Union Berlin team, as his team hosted Augsburg on Saturday in their first game of the season as they lost 1-3. The 29-year-old striker have been out injured with a knee injury since August 2 and is expected to return late September.

Union Berlin signed Taiwo Awoniyi on a season long loan from Premier League club Liverpool, the 23-year-old striker is joining a German club for the second time as he played for Mainz last season.

German born Nigeria defender Felix Uduokhai was in Augsburg starting line up as his team went away at Union Berlin to win 3-1. The 23-year-old defender played ninety minutes for the Fugger city team as he joined them this season on loan from VFL Wolfsburg.

The 23-year-old have played for Germany team at all youth level but he sees playing for Nigeria as option.

Augsburg also have another Nigerian who is also a German born. Noah Sarenren Bazee was absent in their game due to an injury.

Kevin Akpogunma was in Hoffenheim starting line-up as his team went away to play cologne on Saturday as they kick start their new season, the Kraichgau region were able to win cologne with a slim win 3-2.

The 25-year-old center back played 90 minutes but was substituted on additional time as Joshua Bernet came in place of him.

The Nigeria have played for Germany at all youth level but in October 2018 he stated that he was open to play for Nigeria.

FC Cologne just recently signed a Nigeria striker Tolu Arokodare from Latvia club Valeria, the 19-year-old was obviously not in the team sheet for the Billy Goat as they hosted Hoffenheim in which they lost 3-2, the Billy Goat had Kingsley Ehizibue come on in the second half in the forty-six minute as the team was down by 2-1.