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Nigerian striker Boniface makes Bundesliga team of the season

Victor Boniface (2)

Nigerian striker Victor Boniface has been named in the Bundesliga team following his outstanding performances with Bayer Leverkusen.

The Nigeria international quickly adapted in Germany following his move from Belgian club Union Saint-Gilloise for a fee of approximately €20 million in last season’s summer transfer window.

The 23-year-old played a pivotal role in Bayer Leverkusen‘s historic achievement of clinching their first-ever Bundesliga title. Despite missing 11 games due to injury, the Super Eagles striker was able to score 11 goals, making him one of the joint-top scorers for Xabi Alonso’s side.

In total, Boniface amassed an impressive 18 goals and 10 assists in 30 appearances across all competitions this season.

The Team of the Season contained six Bayer Leverkusen players namely Jeremie Frimpong, Jonathan Tah, Alejandro Grimaldo, Granit Xhaka, Florian Wirtz and Boniface.

Tottenham Hotspur and England legend Harry Kane, and onetime Nigeria Football Federation target Jamal Musiala are the Bayern Munich representatives.

Waldemar Anton (VfB Stuttgart), Serhou Guirassy (VfB Stuttgart) and Gregor Kobel (Borussia Dortmund) are the other players named in the Best XI.

In a 4-3-3 formation, Kane leads the attack and he is flanked by African duo Boniface and Guirassy.

Bayer Leverkusen won fifteen of the twenty games Boniface participated in this season.