Super Eagles new boy, Victor Boniface has been voted the Bundesliga players for the month of August, Reelradio.com.ng can report.
Boniface finished ahead of Xavi Simons of RB Leipzig and German-born Nigerian goalkeeper Noah Atubolu of Freiburg to land the award.
The Nigerian registered more shots than any other Bundesliga player in August – 14. On only the second matchday alone, against Gladbach, he fired off 11 attempts on Jonas Omlin’s goal, as many as Harry Kane managed across Matchdays 1 and 2.
Boniface’s sheer hard work has left a great impression too: his 54 challenges contested are the highest in the Bundesliga, while his fierce pressing has helped him win 43 percent of them.
The striker’s performances also won him the Rookie of the Month award, meaning he is the first player since Erling Haaland in 2020 to be named Player and Rookie of the same month.
The Super striker saw off competitions from Bayern Munich duo of Alphonso Davies and Harry Kane, Jonas Wind of Wolfsburg, Kevin Behrens of Union Berlin, and Benjamin Henrichs of RB Leipzig