Boniface has been on fire throughout the season, but he may be stopped from taking his form to the AFCON with Nigeria
Super Eagles striker Victor Boniface has sustained an injury while in training, with the Africa Cup of Nations just days away, Soccernet.ng reports.
The Super Eagles will be looking to claim a fourth African crown in Ivory Coast later this month. Jose Peseiro invited a strong list of 25 players, and Bayer Leverkusen star man Boniface made the cut after a superb start to the Bundesliga season that has seen him register ten goals and seven assists in 16 appearances.
Because of the way Peseiro sets up his team, Boniface would be expected to partner Victor Osimhen in the attack.
However, that partnership may not come to fruition, as Oluwashina Okeleji reports that Boniface is struggling with a muscle injuryhe picked up in training. This injury kept him out of the Super Eagles’ first preparatory fixture against local Abu Dhabi club Al Gharib and left him sidelined for the second game against Guinea.
The level of Boniface’s injury is yet to be ascertained, but he has to regain full fitness before January 14, when Nigeria will play Equatorial Guinea in their first game of the AFCON.