Victor Osimhen: How Napoli Striker Accurately Predicted Victor Boniface's Bundesliga Success

Victor Osimhen: How Napoli Striker Accurately Predicted Victor Boniface's Bundesliga Success

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 15, 2024 at 8:21 AM
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  • Victor Boniface has won the Bundesliga with Bayer Leverkusen
  • Napoli star, Victor Osimhen, predicted his teammate's triumph
  • Boniface played a critical role in the club's Bundesliga success

Victor Osimhen accurately predicted Victor Boniface's Bundesliga title triumph while celebrating his own achievement with Napoli last year.

The Nigeria striker led the Italian club to their first title in 33 years following an outstanding campaign, which saw him also scoop the Golden Boot award.

During the celebrations last season, he reportedly called his friend and Nigeria teammate, Boniface, and predicted he would win the league with Bayer Leverkusen.

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Napoli's Victor Osimhen is said to have predicted his Nigerian national teammate, Victor Boniface's success with Bayer Leverkusen. Photos: Issouf Sanogo/ MB Media.
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A year down the line, that prediction came true as Boniface and Leverkusen won a historic Bundesliga title, a first-ever German league trophy for the club.

After the game, Boniface took to social media to remind Osimhen of his statement from around 12 months earlier.

He wrote: "Last year after Napoli won the league, Victor Osimhen called me and told me next year is my year. He said more celebrations were on the way. Respect Victor Osimhen."

Osimhen has battled various injuries this season, hampering his campaign with the Italian champions.

However, top European clubs including Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly interested in signing the Super Eagles star.

Meanwhile, Boniface could end up winning the treble with Bayer Leverkusen, who are in the final of the DFB-Pokal and also on the brink of a semi-final place in the Europa League.

Boniface joined the club last season from Belgium outfit, Union Saint-Gilloise, as reported by One Football.

Boniface excited after Bundesliga win

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Boniface shared excitement after Leverkusen won their first-ever Bundesliga title following a 5-0 victory over Werder Bremen at the BayArena on Sunday.

The Super Eagles attacker opened the scoring after converting from the spot to hand his team a first-half lead before a second-half demolishing saw his German side enter the history books.

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Sports Brief also reported that Boniface made history after helping Leverkusen win their first-ever Bundesliga title in his first season in the German league.

The 23-year-old was on target for the second game running as his side defeated Werder Bremen to clinch the top flight title with five games remaining.

Boniface opened the scoring from the spot after 25 minutes before a strike from Xhaka and a hat-trick from Wirtz saw Leverkusen claim the league trophy.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.