Nigerian Sensation Victor Boniface Strikes Again As Bayer Leverkusen March On in DFB Pokal

Nigerian Sensation Victor Boniface Strikes Again As Bayer Leverkusen March On in DFB Pokal

Byron Pillay
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Victor Boniface scored again for Bayer Leverkusen against SC Paderborn in the DFB-Pokal
  • The Nigerian striker now has 20 goal involvements for the German side in all competitions
  • Xabi Alonso's men are unbeaten in all competitions this season and march towards a title

You can’t keep Victor Boniface quiet in the Bayer Leverkusen colours.

The Nigerian striker was again in the thick of the action, this time in the DFB-Pokal.

Victor Boniface celebrates after scoring for Bayer Leverkusen.
Victor Boniface grabbed his 14th goal of the season as he opened the scoring for Bayer Leverkusen in the DFB Pokal. Image: Christof Koepsel.
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Boniface grabbed the game’s opening goal as Leverkusen led SC Paderborn in their Round of 16 clash.

He scored in the 12th minute of the game, latching on brilliantly to a Josip Stanišić cross to guide the ball off the post and into the net.

The goal saw Boniface reach 14 goals in all competitions this season, highlighting why he’s so important for Xabi Alonso’s men.

He also has notched up six assists, bringing his goal involvement this season to 20.

Boniface denied an assist

The Nigerian marksman missed out on a chance to increase that number to 21 when he was denied an assist in the second half.

Boniface set up Jonas Hoffman for Leverkusen’s third, but the goal was chalked off for offside. Despite this, he still received a great reception when he was substituted later.

Boniface has been an absolute revelation for Alonso’s side since joining from Union Saint Gilloise in July.

Boniface leading Bayer towards titles

Along with Leverkusen’s other talented attackers, he has helped ensure that Alonso’s side remain unbeaten in all competitions this season.

They are also steadily making their way towards a long-awaited title. Leverkusen last won the cup in the 1992/ 93 season and have never lifted the Bundesliga title.

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Boniface introduces his grandmother to Leverkusen squad

Sports Brief previously reported on Boniface introducing his grandmother to Bayer Leverkusen teammates after their game against Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga.

One of the major highlights after the game was the Nigerian bringing his gran along, according to a video posted by journalist, Oma Akatugba on X (formerly Twitter).

Boniface was filmed taking his grandmother around to meet stars including former Arsenal midfielder, Granit Xhaka and Burkina Faso international, Edmond Tapsoba.

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Byron Pillay
Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.