Boniface battles Kane, four others for Bundesliga best player in August
Nigerian striker, Victor Boniface is in line for another individual award after being nominated for the Bundesliga Player of the Month for August.
The Bundesliga announced Boniface as one of five nominees for the award alongside the Bayern Munich duo of Harry Kane and Alphonso Davies, Wolfsburg’s Jonas Wind, Union Berlin’s Kevin Behrens and RB Leipzig’s Benjamin Henrichs.
Boniface since joining Bayer Leverkusen in the summer has taken to the Bundesliga like bee to honey after delivering week in and week out for his new German top-flight club.
The striker on Saturday afternoon scored in each half to help Leverkusen obliterate newly-promoted Darmstadt 5-1 in a Bundesliga tie that was played at the BayArena.
Boniface later went from scorer to provider with the 23-year-old setting up Jonas Hofmann to score the fourth goal for Leverkusen in the 67th minute of the German top-flight tie.
Boniface who cost around £20m to purchase from Union Saint-Gilloise scored his first league goals for Leverkusen in a 3-0 win away to Borussia Monchengladbach last weekend.
He netted in the German Cup in an 8-0 win over Teutonia and bagged an assist on his Bundesliga debut when Leverkusen began their 2023/24 season by beating RB Leipzig 3-2 at the BayArena.
The Super Eagles striker has already reached seven goal contributions in only four appearances across all competitions for his new German club-side.
Also according to the official website of the German top-flight, the Leverkusen summer signing registered more shots than any other Bundesliga player in August with a total of 14.
On only the second matchday alone, against Mönchengladbach, the Nigerian fired off 11 attempts on Jonas Omlin’s goal. That is as many as Kane managed across Matchdays 1 and 2.
Boniface’s creative talents have also helped him to make a huge impact at his new club, according to coach Xabi Alonso.
His 54 challenges contested are the highest in the Bundesliga while his fierce pressing has helped him win 43 percent of them.
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