Bayer Leverkusen have congratulated striker Victor Boniface on his maiden call-up to the Nigerian senior national team, the Super Eagles, after his impressive form since the start of the season, Reelradio.com.ng reports.
The Super Eagles are billed to face Sao Tome and Principe in their final 2024 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Uyo on September 10. The game is a dead rubber as Nigeria have already booked a ticket to the competition set to be held in Ivory Coast.
Boniface joined Leverkusen in the summer and has taken the German Bundesliga by storm scoring five goals in four appearances with four of those goals coming in the Bundesliga.
Reacting to the invitation of the striker which was announced on Sunday by the Nigeria Football Federation, Leverkusen said the call-up was well deserved, “Victor Boniface was first called up for the Nigerian national team. Congratulations Vic, you totally deserve this!” The club tweeted.
🇳🇬 Victor #Boniface wurde erstmals für die nigerianische Nationalmannschaft nominiert.
Herzlichen Glückwunsch, Vic, das hast du dir absolut verdient! 💪@thenff | @NGSuperEagles | #InternationalWerkself pic.twitter.com/2YFAD2OyYl
— Bayer 04 Leverkusen (@bayer04fussball) September 4, 2023
Boniface will be fighting for a shirt alongside a pool of talented forwards such as Kelechi Iheanacho, Samuel Chukwueze, Moses Simon, Ademola Lookman, Victor Osimhen, and Taiwo Awoniyi.