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‘9ja no dey carry last’ – Victor Boniface hails Nigerian character after Leverkusen’s unbeaten season

Bayer Leverkusen’s Nigerian striker, Victor Boniface celebrated his team’s historic achievement in the 2023/24 Bundesliga season with a heartfelt nod to his heritage.

Following Leverkusen’s final match victory over Augsburg, which cemented their unbeaten run and secured their first-ever Bundesliga title, Boniface proudly displayed the Nigerian flag in his celebrations.

In a notable Instagram post, Boniface shared an image of himself with the Bundesliga trophy, the Nigerian flag draped around his neck.

Victor Boniface

His caption, “9ja no dey carry last,” resonated with his followers, pointing to the resilience and excellence synonymous with Nigerians. This celebration was a testament to his pride in his roots and the significant role his heritage plays in his identity and achievements.

Boniface’s season has been nothing short of remarkable. Apart from helping Bayer Leverkusen clinch the Bundesliga title and achieving an unbeaten season—a first in the league’s history—he also earned individual accolades.

He was named the Bundesliga Rookie of the Season, a prestigious award recognizing his outstanding performance throughout the campaign.

Boniface triumphed over notable contenders such as Xavi Simons of RB Leipzig, Ian Maatsen of Borussia Dortmund, and Maximilian Beier of TSG Hoffenheim.

Despite facing a challenging period with an injury, the 23-year-old forward made a robust comeback, significantly contributing to Leverkusen’s success.

His determination and skill were crucial in ensuring his team’s triumph and maintaining their unbeaten streak. Boniface’s celebration with the Nigerian flag not only marks a personal milestone but also serves as an inspiration to many.

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