Super Eagles Best XI of the 2023/24 Season: Lookman and Boniface Lead List

Super Eagles Best XI of the 2023/24 Season: Lookman and Boniface Lead List

Chukwu Ikechukwu
May 29, 2024 at 2:35 PM
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  • Victor Boniface is one of Nigeria’s biggest achievers from the past football season
  • The Super Eagles ace won the Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal with Bayer Leverkusen
  • Ademola Lookman, Peter Olayinka, and Nathan Tella also won titles this season

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The 2023/24 football campaign has wrapped up in most parts of Europe and Asia, with Nigerian players once again dominating the headlines for their superlative performances all season.

The Super Eagles missed out on the gold medal at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations earlier this year but that did not deter players from achieving remarkable feats with their clubs in Europe.

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Ademola Lookman and Victor Osimhen helped Nigeria win a silver medal at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. Photo by Visionhaus.
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Victor Boniface and Nathan Tella played crucial roles as Bayer Leverkusen secured the club’s first Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal titles in Germany.

Several other Nigerian stars made their impact felt at different clubs as Ademola Lookman ended Atalanta’s 61-year wait for a trophy after netting a hat-trick in the final of the European League to win the title for the Italians.

Sports Brief, alongside Soccernet, has drawn up a list of the Super Eagles best eleven players in all departments from the 2023/24 football season.

Super Eagles 2023/24 Best XI


Stanley Nwabali (Chippa United)


Bright Osayi-Samuel (Fenerbahce)

Calvin Bassey (Fulham)

Igoh Ogbu (Slavia Prague)

Ola Aina (Nottingham Forest)


Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City)

Peter Olayinka (Red Star Belgrade)


Victor Boniface (Bayer Leverkusen)

Ademola Lookman (Atalanta)

Victor Osimhen (Napoli)

Paul Onauchu (Trabzonspor).

Osimhen named in Serie A Team of The Season

Meanwhile, Osimhen has been included in the 2023/24 Serie A Team of The Season for his immense performances for Napoli in the just concluded campaign, Punch Nigeria reports.

The 26-year-old forward managed 15 goals and three assists in 24 league games for the Partenopei and ranks behind Lautaro Martinez and Dusan Vlahovic in the 23-man team.

Osimhen has been linked with a move away from Napoli this summer, with Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain among the clubs said to be keen on signing the Super Eagles striker.

Osimhen ruled out of World Cup qualifiers

Sports Brief also previously reported that Osimhen has been ruled out of Nigeria's forthcoming 2026 World Cup qualifiers against South Africa and the Republic of Benin.

The Nigeria Football Federation released a statement on social media confirming his unavailability for the two games next month after the striker was ruled out for four weeks.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..