“They Avoid Naija Girls”: Fans React Angrily to Boniface’s Girlfriend’s Pictures

“They Avoid Naija Girls”: Fans React Angrily to Boniface’s Girlfriend’s Pictures

Chukwu Ikechukwu
May 22, 2024 at 3:45 PM
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  • Victor Boniface's girlfriend has been causing a stir on Nigerian social media
  • The Bayer Leverkusen star has been criticized after showing off his girlfriend
  • Boniface helped Leverkusen win the Bundesliga title this season unbeaten

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Victor Boniface is receiving backlash from some Nigerians after the Bayer Leverkusen forward showed off his girlfriend during the club’s Bundesliga title celebrations.

The 23-year-old forward had shared a heartwarming moment with his Norwegian partner, Rikke Hermine, who was present on the pitch to celebrate Leverkusen’s first-ever Bundesliga title.

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Victor Boniface celebrates with the Bundesliga title with his Bayer Leverkusen teammates. Photo by ANP.
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According to Pulse Sports NG, Hermine has been seen in the stadium multiple times during the course of the season, supporting the Super Eagles star as Bayer Leverkusen cruised to an unbeaten Bundesliga campaign.

Boniface would end up repaying her support by sharing the league title celebrations with her, posing for photos with the Bundesliga title and medal to cap a successful season for the pair.

Boniface’s post, however, received backlash from some Nigerians who voiced their disappointment with the forward dating a foreigner rather than having a Nigerian girlfriend.

Fans criticize Boniface for white girlfriend

Some fans expressed their displeasure at Boniface for dating a white girl as they claimed the Bayer Leverkusen forward has abandoned his fellow Nigerians in favour of a foreigner.

“They always avoid Naija girls” @Popey tweeted.

Another fan questioned why Nigerian footballers keep abandoning their Nigerian female counterparts.

“Dem just the leave naija girls for who na?” @Gabzy also tweeted.

It's not all doom for Boniface as he received some support from another fan who claimed his environment must have played a role in his decision.

“It’s not about avoiding Naija babes, it’s about the environment. If you live abroad especially in countries with predominantly white babes with little or no black babe you are most likely going to date a white.” @Skynation tweeted.

Boniface will hope to win his second title for Bayer Leverkusen this season when the Germans tackle Atalanta in the Europa League final on Wednesday, May 22.

Boniface proudly flaunts trophies

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Boniface posted all his laurels for the 2023/24 Bundesliga campaign, including his four Rookie of the Month awards as he showed off his achievements.

The 23-year-old was named Rookie of the Year for his outstanding performances for the club across the campaign.

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