The Nigerian forward has been blazing for his Belgian team, netting 19 goals in 43 appearances in the league
According to several Nigerian media outlets, Super Eagles head coach Jose Peseiro called up Nigerian attacker, Victor Boniface, for their two-legged 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Guinea-Bissau, but the Nigerian turned down the offer.
These sources claim that the Union St. Gilloise striker failed to comprehend why he had to purchase his ticket and then wait for the Nigeria Football Association to compensate him since he had anticipated that his invitation letter would include a return flight ticket.
The governing body of Nigerian football has sounded the alarm over the falsity of this information, asserting that the 22-year-old was not invited for the AFCON qualifiers.
The in-form Nigerian player was reportedly on the tentative list but did not make the final one, according to the Football Federation’s social media feed.
The statement reads: “By way of clarification, Victor Boniface was not invited for the Super Eagles’ AFCON Qualifiers against Guinea Bissau. He was on the provisional list but didn’t make the final list, and therefore was not sent a flight ticket.”
By way of clarification, Victor Boniface was not invited for the Super Eagles’ AFCON Qualifiers against Guinea Bissau. He was on the provisional list but didn’t make the final list, and therefore was not sent a flight ticket.
— The NFF 🇳🇬 (@thenff) March 30, 2023
The former Real Sapphire attacker is one goal behind Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford in the UEFA Europa League, scoring standings with 5 goals.
The Nigerian was anticipated to make Jose Peseiro’s squad list for the AFCON qualifiers after being awarded the Europa League Player of The Week for his outstanding performance against Union Berlin in the round of 16 first leg match.
Besides that, it is anticipated that the former Bodo/Glimt player would soon feature for the Nigerian national team at the international level if he continues to put up a consistently excellent performance.