Nigerian striker, Victor Boniface, has been shortlisted for the Rookie of the Month award in the Bundesliga following his blistering start to his career at Bayern Leverkusen.
According to the organisers, for a player to be qualified for the award, he must be younger than 23 on matchday 1 of his debut new season in the Bundesliga.
Boniface joined Bayern Leverkusen this summer from Belgium club Union Saint-Gilloise and has scored four goals and added two assists in only three league games in Germany. The 22-year-old bagged a brace last Saturday with his first goal selected among the Bundesliga’s top five goals of matchday three.
Boniface, who earned his first international call-up to the Super Eagles squad for Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sao Tome, will face stiff competition from German-Nigerian goalkeeper Noah Atubolu who plays for SC Freiburg and RB Leipzig winger Xavi Simons.
Boniface’s performance on matchday 3 in the Bundesliga has also earned him the second-best rating in Europe’s top five leagues.