Victor Boniface Reacts As Leverkusen Become Bundesliga Champions

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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Bayer Leverkusen made history by winning the Bundesliga trophy for the first time in their 120-year history, ending Bayern Munich’s 11-year reign by beating Werder Bremen 5-0 on Sunday.

Xabi Alonso’s team needed a win to secure the title with five games left, and they played like true champions, extending their unbeaten streak to 43 games in all competitions.

Florian Wirtz scored a hat-trick, while Victor Boniface and Granit Xhaka also scored to secure the victory. Boniface, who has been crucial to Leverkusen’s title run, humbly avoided taking credit for his individual performance.

The Nigerian striker stated on the social media platform X on Monday, highlighting the teamwork that contributed to the club’s success.

His words: I don’t lead anyone. We lead each other.”

Boniface scored the first goal from a penalty kick in the 25th minute and later assisted Xhaka’s goal. This brought his total to 11 goals and nine assists in only 18 Bundesliga games this season, even though he missed four months due to injury.

Alonso said, “This is a very special moment for the club. Winning the Bundesliga for the first time in 120 years is something very special. The players are top. I am very proud of everyone.”

Leverkusen has already won the Bundesliga title. They have a chance to make history by being the first team to not lose a single game in a Bundesliga season.

Additionally, they are still competing for the DFB-Pokal and UEFA Europa League titles, giving them a shot at winning all three trophies in one season.

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.