9ja no dey carry last - Victor Boniface wins Bundesliga Rookie award after debut heroics, reacts

Super Eagles of Nigeria star Victor Boniface led the line for Bayer Leverkusen with class.

9ja no dey carry last - Victor Boniface wins Bundesliga Rookie award after debut heroics, reacts

Izuchukwu Akawor • Izuchukwu Akawor • 17:17 - 15.05.2024

Nigeria's Victor Boniface has been named the Bundesliga Rookie of the Season after an impressive debut at Bayer Leverkusen.

Nigeria striker Victor Boniface has been named the Bundesliga's Rookie of the Season after an outstanding first campaign with Bayer Leverkusen.

The 23-year-old announced himself on the German top-flight scene in sensational style, winning four consecutive Rookie of the Month awards between August and November.

Boniface wins Bundesliga Rookie award

His blistering start was rewarded with the prestigious end-of-season accolade, as confirmed by the Bundesliga's announcement:

"And the winner is... VICTOR BONIFACE. Bayer Leverkusen striker Boniface takes home the Rookie of the Season award after making an instant impact."

Victor Boniface won the Rookie of the Month four consecutive times.
Victor Boniface won the Rookie of the Month four consecutive times. (Photo Credit: Leverkusen/X)

Boniface joined Leverkusen from Belgian club Union Saint-Gilloise last summer and hit 13 league goals despite missing three months with injury, also netting five times in the Europa League.

His excellent debut season was integral as Leverkusen won the Bundesliga title for the first time in their history.

Reacting to his Rookie of the Season award, the Nigerian celebrated his achievement by commenting:

"9ja (Nigeria) no dey carry last. Thanks you guys" on Leverkusen's post which read: "Rookie of the Season. Victor Boniface. What a year."

Victor Boniface won the Bundesliga POTM and Rookie of the month for August 2023
Victor Boniface won the Bundesliga POTM and Rookie of the month for August 2023| Photo Credit: Instagram(@boniface_jrn)

The Super Eagles striker will get his first taste of Champions League football next term after firing Leverkusen into Europe's elite club competition.

This latest award caps an incredible year for Boniface, who has gone from relative obscurity to becoming one of the Bundesliga's breakout stars and Nigeria's new striking sensation.

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