Boniface scored a last-minute penalty against Qarabag FK last night to keep his side’s winning and goal streak intact after a great start.
Super Eagles forward, Victor Okoh Boniface, has won the Bundesliga Rookie of the Month award for the third month running, since his arrival in the Bundesliga, Soccernet.ng reports.
The 22-year-old striker joined Xabi Alonso’s side after a stellar season with Union Saint-Gilloise. He moved to the Bay Arena on a five-year deal, with the transfer fee costing up to €20m plus add-ons.
Boniface has heralded Bayer 04 Leverkusen to their best-ever start to a Bundesliga season, as they’re currently unbeaten and are leading a surprise title charge against record champions, Bayern Munich.
Since joining the club, the 1.91m tall fleet-footed forward has scored ten goals and assisted seven times in all competitions for Die Werkself.
He won the Bundesliga Rookie of the Month award in August and September, and the league have announced that the Nigerian has won the award for October.
🥇 Victor Boniface #BLRookie wins 3️⃣/3️⃣
— Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) November 10, 2023
Boniface swept RB Leipzig’s Xavi Simons, and Mainz 05’s Brajan Gruda aside to take home the award. PSG loanee, Xavi, has been in fine form for Die Roten Bullen. The 20-year-old has started ten games for Marco Rose and has been involved in nine goals for the club.
Meanwhile, Germany U-21 international, Gruda, has been integral to Mainz’s resurgence after a very poor start to the season, but the exploits of the young talents couldn’t deter Boniface from taking the award for the third time running.
Boniface had a blissful October, as he also scored his debut goal for the Super Eagles after making his debut in Nigeria’s 6-0 win over Sao Tome and Principe.
The Nigerian has been included in the Super Eagles squad by Jose Peseiro, alongside club teammate, Nathan Tella, for the next International break.