Bayern Munich Defender Salutes Nigeria’s Victor Boniface: “He’s a Great Striker”

Bayern Munich Defender Salutes Nigeria’s Victor Boniface: “He’s a Great Striker”

Chukwu Ikechukwu
updated at September 19, 2023 at 9:18 AM
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  • Dayot Upamecano has saluted rising Super Eagles striker Victor Boniface
  • The Bayern Munich defender faced Boniface in a recent Bundesliga game
  • Boniface has scored four goals in his first four league games of the season

Dayot Upamecano has hailed Victor Boniface as 'a great striker' after facing the Super Eagles attacker in a recent Bundesliga game over the weekend.

The France defender had a tough time keeping the Nigerian in check during Bayern Munich’s 2-2 draw against Bayer Leverkusen in a top-of-the-table clash on Saturday, September 16.

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Victor Boniface and Dayot Upemecano in a one-on-one duel during Bayern Munich's Bundesliga game against Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday, September 16. Photo by Stefan Matzke
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According to SB Media, Upemecano and Boniface swapped jerseys after the match in a show of mutual respect and the Bayern Munich defender commented on his opponent hailing, him as one of the best he has faced.

"A great striker. Fast, big, strong, it was a lot of fun playing against him."

Boniface has had a blistering start to his career in the Bundesliga since joining Bayer Leverkusen in the summer, netting four goals in his first four appearances in the German top flight for Xabi Alonso’s team.

Boniface sets new Bundesliga record

Meanwhile, Boniface has reached yet another record as the player with the most shots in his first four Bundesliga games since thorough stats collection began in the 2004/05 season, Punch reports.

With four goals and two assists in his first three games for Bayer Leverkusen since his summer transfer from Belgium, the Super Eagles star has enjoyed an excellent start to his career in Germany.

Boniface's strong start has already earned him the distinction of being the third player, behind Paco Alcacer and Erling Haaland, to score six goals in his first three games in the top flight league.

Victor Boniface equals Erling Haaland’s record

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Boniface's impressive performance in the Bundesliga yielding results, with the Nigerian having equalled one of Erling Haaland's records and beaten Harry Kane to an award.

The striker moved to Germany in the summer from Union Saint Gilloise, with his performance in August earned him nominations for both the Bundesliga 'Rookie of the Month' and 'Player of the Month' awards.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..