Boniface debunks rumours of leaving Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen forward, Victor Boniface stated that he has no intention of leaving the German Bundesliga club this summer.

The 23-year-old has scored 18 goals and provided 10 assists in 30 appearances across all competitions for Xabi Alonso’s side.

There is growing interest in the Nigeria internation from top clubs around Europe, he however said his main focus is to remain at the BayArena.

“My current focus is solely on Leverkusen, striving to aid the team in achieving further milestones. It will undoubtedly stand as one of my proudest moments ever,” Boniface affirmed to AFP.

Meanwhile, back at home…

The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, on Monday, appointed Finidi George as the new head coach of Super Eagles, replacing Jose Peseiro who exited in March.

George spent 20 months as an assistant to José Santos Peseiro before the Portuguese voluntarily left the post following the accomplishment of 2023 Africa Cup of Nations runner-up position in Cote d’Ivoire.

His immediate task will be to guide the Super Eagles to victory in two 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches against South Africa and Benin Republic in Uyo and Abidjan.

It may be recalled that Finidi George earlier stated that he was not losing any sleep over getting the national team’s coaching job on a permanent basis.

The NFF had declared the position of the head coach vacant in an advertisement on its website, calling for applications with a March 13 deadline.

It noted in the advertorial that the prospective Eagles coach “must have proven experience at the elite level of football.”