Victor Boniface warns Nigerian brother Tella after piggybank ride

Victor Boniface and Nathan Tella celebrate a famous night for Bayer Leverkusen.

Victor Boniface warns Nigerian brother Tella after piggybank ride

Izuchukwu Akawor 11:23 - 10.05.2024

Victor Boniface had a funny message for Nathan Tella as Bayer Leverkusen celebrated another milestone against AS Roma in the UEL.

Victor Boniface has poked fun at compatriot Nathan Tella with a cheeky social media post after Bayer Leverkusen's historic Europa League final qualification.

Boniface and Tella watched on from the bench as their Leverkusen teammates produced a stunning late comeback to overturn a 2-0 deficit against Roma and progress 4-2 on aggregate.

Boniface and Tella

The Nigerian striker took to X, formerly Twitter, to share a celebratory photo of himself giving Tella a piggyback ride, accompanied by the joking caption: 

"Innit boy, No break my back abeg."

What it means to the Bayer Leverkusen team.
What it means to the Bayer Leverkusen team.

The dramatic 2-2 draw in the second leg in Germany sparked jubilant celebrations, with Boniface and Tella clearly getting caught up in the moment.

The image shows the powerful Nigerian striker effortlessly carrying his lighter compatriot on his back in scenes of pure elation.

But Boniface couldn't resist a friendly dig at Tella's expense, cheekily urging the winger not to overdo the festivities and "break my back."

The playful social media exchange perfectly captured the spirit of joy and togetherness within the Leverkusen camp following their momentous Europa League achievement.

Nigerian brothers Victor Boniface and Nathan Tella.
Nigerian brothers Victor Boniface and Nathan Tella. (Photo Credit: Boniface/X)

Boniface and Tella may have been mere spectators on the night, but their roles across the campaign have been crucial in propelling their side to unprecedented heights.

Boniface's 19 goals have fired Xabi Alonso's team to the cusp of an extraordinary treble, while Tella's blistering pace has constantly stretched opposition defences.

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Their respective contributions will likely be called upon in the Dublin final later this month as Leverkusen bid to get their hands on the club's first-ever European trophy.

Whether it's Boniface grabbing the headlines with more goals or Tella tormenting defenders, the influential Nigerian duo still have a huge part to play.

But if the final does go their way, you can fully expect more comedic social media posts from the 23-year-old amid the outpouring of celebration as the pair revel in making history together.

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