Nigerian football legend Jay-Jay Okocha has expressed his admiration for the young talent Victor Boniface, hailing his remarkable performance on behalf of the Bundesliga.
In an exclusive interview with LiveScore, Okocha shared his thoughts on Boniface and the exciting wave of Super Eagles forwards making a name for themselves in European football.
At just 22 years of age, Victor Boniface has joined the ranks of Victor Osimhen and Taiwo Awoniyi, establishing himself as another promising talent representing the Super Eagles on the European stage. Okocha, known for his legendary football career and status as an icon in Nigerian football, had nothing but praise for Boniface’s achievements.
“He’s [Boniface] been amazing,” Okocha said. “It’s always great to see one of our own doing well. He gives us hope. It shows we are not short of talent. We [Nigeria] just need to get our act together!”
With Boniface’s stellar performances, Nigerian football enthusiasts have every reason to be optimistic about the future. The emergence of such young talents reflects a promising era for Nigerian football, and what’s even more exciting is that many of these players have yet to reach their prime.
Okocha highlighted the importance of harnessing this talent for the national team, saying, “It’s now about finding a way to get the best out of them when they come to play for Nigeria.”
In the current season, Victor Boniface has been a standout performer for Bayer Leverkusen, making a significant impact with 10 goal contributions (7 goals and 3 assists) in just six games across all competitions.