Victor Boniface Ends First Bundesliga Campaign With 14th Strike as Leverkusen Complete Invincibility

Victor Boniface Ends First Bundesliga Campaign With 14th Strike as Leverkusen Complete Invincibility

Lukman Mumuni
updated at May 19, 2024 at 2:38 AM
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  • Victor Boniface wrapped up his Bundesliga season with a goal
  • The Nigeria forward scored as Bayer Leverkusen beat Augsburg
  • Bayer Leverkusen have Europa League and DFB Pokal to play for

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Nigeria forward Victor Boniface completed his first Bundesliga campaign in style after scoring in Bayer Leverkusen's victory over Augsburg as the new German champions ended the season invincible.

Boniface opened the scoring as Bayer Leverkusen defeated Augsburg 2-1 at the BayArena to become the first team in the Bundesliga to go a whole season unbeaten.

It was the Super Eagles star's 14th goal of the campaign, wrapping up an incredible year with the club.

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Victor Boniface celebrates after winning the Bundesliga with Bayer Leverkusen. Photo: Marco Steinbrenner/DeFodi Images
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Boniface finished off a pass from Amine Adil, who had forced Augsburg's goalkeeper into an early mistake.

Robert Andrich doubled the home side's advantage 15 minutes later but the visitors halved the deficit on the hour mark through Mert Komur.

The Bundesliga champions will now switch their attention to the Europa League and DFB Pokal final as they eye a historic treble.

Meanwhile, Boniface was named the Rookie of the Year earlier this week after scooping four monthly awards in the Bundesliga.

The 22-year-old's campaign was temporarily affected by an injury that ruled him out of the Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast.

However, he came back to end the campaign strongly, scoring 14 league goals and providing nine assists, per Transfermarkt.

Bayer Leverkusen celebrate Nigerian Victor Boniface

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that German champions, Bayer Leverkusen have reacted to Victor Boniface's Bundesliga Rookie of the Year award.

The Super Eagles star won the award for the best newcomer in the German topflight league after starring in Leverkusen's title-winning campaign.

Before suffering an injury in January, Boniface won the Rookie of the Month award four times in a row.

Boniface wins Rookie of the Year

Sports Brief also reported that Super Eagles star, Victor Boniface won the Rookie of the Year award ahead of an ex-Barcelona midfielder and a Chelsea player on loan at Borussia Dortmund.

The Nigerian international has been one of the best players in the German top flight this season, leading Bayer 04 Leverkusen to their first league title.

The 23-year-old won four consecutive Rookie of the Month awards upon his arrival at the BayArena last summer and has clearly impressed the powers that be.

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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.