Victor Boniface: Super Eagles Striker Showers Praises on Former Arsenal Star

Victor Boniface: Super Eagles Striker Showers Praises on Former Arsenal Star

Raphael Abiola
updated at November 29, 2023 at 11:28 AM
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  • Victor Boniface has hailed a Bayer Leverkusen teammate in a recent post on social media
  • The Super Eagles striker shared a picture of himself and the ex-Arsenal star on Instagram
  • The 22-year-old Nigerian international has failed to score in his last two games for the club

Super Eagles striker, Victor Boniface has showered praises on former Arsenal star and his Bayer Leverkusen teammate, Granit Xhaka in a recent post on social media.

The Nigerian international returned to club football after failing to lead his national team to victory in their 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Lesotho and Zimbabwe.

On his return, Boniface was a starter in Leverkusen's 3-0 win over Werder Bremen but failed to find the back of the net.

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Victor Boniface during the Bundesliga match between SV Werder Bremen and Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Photo: Marvin Ibo Guengoer.
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While the former Bodo/Glimt striker did not score, his team claimed the win through Jeremie Frimpong, Alejandro Grimaldo, and an Werder Bremen own goal.

Boniface took to Instagram to post a picture of Xhaka helping him tie his shoelaces, saying the gesture was greatly appreciated, according to a report by Soccernet.

In the caption on the image, the Nigerian star hailed the former Arsenal midfielder for his willingness to assist others.

"Important win. Thanks [Granit Xhaka] for always helping," he wrote.

Xhaka left Arsenal for Bayer Leverkusen in the same summer transfer window that Boniface joined the Bundesliga outfits.

The Swiss midfielder and the Nigerian striker have bonded well since moving to Germany.

Boniface will hope to end his two-game goal drought in Bayer Leverkusen's UEFA Europa League tie against Hacken on Thursday.

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Newcastle reportedly eyeing move for Boniface

Sports Brief also previously reported on English Premier League side, Newcastle showing interest in signing Boniface in the next summer window.

The Magpies reportedly sent scouts to watch the Nigerian play during the Super Eagles' international friendly against Saudi Arabia on October 13.

Boniface was one of the best players on the pitch and caused problems for the opposition backs, as well as being involved in Nigeria's first goal.

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Raphael Abiola is a Nigerian Sports Journalist with over five years of experience. He obtained a B.Tech degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, in 2015.