Nigerian star gets nomination for Belgian Player of the Year Award

Victor Boniface nominated for Belgian player of the year

Nigerian star gets nomination for Belgian Player of the Year Award

Akan Anwankwo 14:18 - 31.05.2023

Victor Boniface is set to be the first Nigerian after Paul Onuachu to win the Belgian Pro League Player of the Season award.

Victor Boniface has been nominated for the prestigious Belgian Pro League Player of the Year Award.

The Union Saint Gilloise striker has been impressive this season which earned him a nomination ticket for the best footballer in the Belgian league.

The 22-year-old will have to compete with his club captain Teddy Teuma who also had a decent season with Union SG.

Mike Tresor of Genk who won the Ebony Shoe award which represents the best African player in the Belgian Jupiler Lig, is also in contention for the coveted individual accolade.

Boniface’s season in numbers

Victor Boniface |
Victor Boniface

Boniface, who is yet to play for the senior national team scored nine goals and created eight assists in 36 appearances for Union Saint Gilloise this season.

The potential Super Eagles striker will be looking to win the award to replicate Paul Onuachu’s feat when he won it for Club Brugge during the 2020-21 season.

Just like the English Premier League’s Player’s Player Award, footballers in Belgium's topflight division will be voting for the best star player this season.

Union SG finished second in the Belgian Pro League behind winner Club Brugge but qualified for Champions League football next season.

Boniface scored eight out their 70 goals scored in the league and added six more in the Europa League.

The Belgian side were knocked out by Bayer Leverkusen in the quarter finals of the Europa League on a 5-2 aggregate scoreline.