Born on 23 December 2000, knowing Victor Okoh Boniface tribe has been one of the key interests of many Nigerian football fans.
At the time of writing, the 22-year-old striker has contributed 11 goals and six assists in 16 matches for Bayer Leverkusen across all competitions.
He has also won three consecutive Bundesliga Rookie of the Month awards to show for his stellar performances that has helped his side tighten their grip on top of the Bundesliga table.
22-year-old Victor Boniface joined Bayer Leverkusen from Union Saint-Gilloise for €20.5 million in July 🇳🇬
He has 11 goals and six assists in 16 games in all competitions this season, and he has won three consecutive Bundesliga Rookie of the Month awards 🏆
Baller 🔥 pic.twitter.com/gs7mmD3sGX
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) November 14, 2023
A lot of Nigerians are eager to know more about this former Union SG player who has taken the German Bundesliga by storm in the current 2023/24 season.
Nigeria Super Eagles team is currently blessed with an array of top forwards like Victor Boniface, Victor Osimhen, Taiwo Awoniyi, Ademola Lookman, Kelechi Iheanacho, Terem Moffi and lots more.
While we've become accustomed to some of the players currently donning the Super Eagles shirt, Boniface has relatively been a new name in the Nigeria senior football team.
Victor Boniface Super Eagles debut
After impressing in Bodo/Glimt and Union SG without an invitation from Nigeria, Boniface finally got a breakthrough into the Super Eagles team following his move to Leverkusen.
The towering striker hit the ground running at the BayArena for Xabi Side to get a deserved call from Nigeria.
On 10 September 2023, Boniface made his debut for the Nigeria senior team, coming on as a substitute for Awoniyi in the 64th minute of the AFCON qualifiers against São Tomé & Príncipe.
64’ Double sub for Nigeria 🇳🇬
Victor Boniface makes his Super Eagles 🦅 debut as he comes on for Taiwo Awoniyi.
Joe Aribo also replaces Frank Onyeka.
Nigeria 🇳🇬 3-0 São Tomé!!
— MR OLAWALE QUADRY 🇳🇬 (@QualityQuadry) September 10, 2023
He made an immediate impact by providing an assist to his teammate Samuel Chukwueze as Nigeria beat their opponents 6-0.
Victor Okoh Boniface tribe: What we know
Boniface is a Nigerian who was born in Akure, Ondo State on 23 December 2000. However, his tribe and state of origin are publicly not disclosed as at the time of this publication.
Due to his place of birth and where he grew up, Boniface speaks Yoruba but has not publicly identified his tribe and state of origin.
This article was most recently revised and updated 3 months ago