Victor Boniface Flies Coach Who Nurtured Him in Nigeria to Watch Leverkusen's Bundesliga Coronation

Victor Boniface Flies Coach Who Nurtured Him in Nigeria to Watch Leverkusen's Bundesliga Coronation

Lukman Mumuni
updated at May 19, 2024 at 2:06 PM
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  • Victor Boniface celebrated his Bundesliga triumph with former coach
  • The Super Eagles forward flew his youth team coach from Nigeria
  • Boniface scored on the final day as Bayer Leverkusen beat Augsburg

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Bayer Leverkusen star, Victor Boniface, flew the man who discovered his potential while starting his career as a juvenile in Akugre, Nigeria, to watch the Bundesliga champions' coronation.

The Super Eagles forward ended an outstanding first season with the BayArena outfit with his 14th goal of the Bundesliga campaign as Leverkusen defeated Augsburg on the final day.

Despite winning the league in April, Bayer Leverkusen were presented with their medals and the trophy in a fully packed BayArena on Saturday, May 18, 2024.

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Victor Boniface celebrates with his Nigeria flag after Bayer Leverkusen received Bundesliga trophy. Photo: David Inderlied/Picture Alliance.
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In photos shared on social media, Boniface who was encouraging his fans not to give up on their dreams posted photos of when he started football with his ex-coach and his crowning moment with the man known as Coach Perez holding the Bundesliga title.

Boniface has been a key figure at Leverkusen since joining the club from Belgian side, Union Saint-Gilloise, last summer, scoring 21 goals and delivering 10 assists across all competitions, per Transfermarkt.

The 23-year-old could end the season with an unprecedented treble as Leverkusen prepare to face Kaiserslautern in the DFB Pokal final and Atalanta in the Europa League.

Meanwhile, Xabi Alonso's men are now 51 games without a defeat.

Boniface reacts after Bundesliga coronation

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Victor Boniface shared his excitement after ending his first Bundesliga season by winning the title after starring in the final game of the campaign.

The Super Eagles forward scored as Bayer Leverkusen defeated Augsburg to end the season unbeaten, becoming the first team to achieve the feat.

Earlier in the week, the Nigerian won the Rookie of the Year award following his impressive campaign with the new German champions.

Boniface scores in last Bundesliga game

Sports Brief also reported that 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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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.