Boniface : Groin Injury Knocks Out Super Eagles Red Hot Striker Ahead Of 2023 AFCON

Super Eagles forward Victor Boniface will no longer make his Africa Cup Of Nations (AFCON) debut following a groin injury reports.

Boniface has been ruled out of the 2023 Africa Cup Of Nations (AFCON) after a scan to his groin revealed his injured, and will be spending weeks on the sidelines.

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Victor Boniface, Francis Uzoho and Jose Peseiro called out by fans
Gift Orban Victor Osimhen, Jordan Torunarigha and Victor Boniface in training.

The former Bodø and Glimt forward few weeks ago was included in the Super Eagles 25-man AFCON squad thanks to his fiery form in Germany. With Bayer 04 Leverkusen this season, Boniface has scored over fifteen goals in all competitions, and contributed to Leverkusen’s unbeaten run in over twenty games across all competitions.

The former Royale Union Saint Gilloise attacker made his Super Eagles debut last September, in an AFCON qualifier fixture against Sao Tome and Principe in Uyo, AkwaIbom State.

Boniface out of the Super Eagles 2023 AFCON squad

The 23-year-old was left out of the Super Eagles squad that beat Al Gharib(an Abu Dhabi based club) yesterday.  Also he misses Nigeria’s defeat to Guinea today through injury, and will now not debut in the AFCON.

“Update: Sad News! E Don Finally Happen… Victor Boniface Ruled Out Of AFCON; To Spend At Least Six Weeks On The Sideline,” top media outlet in Nigeria NPFLUpdates posted on its official Facebook page.

In another story, popular football transfer expert Fabrizio Romano also announced via his official X (formerly Twitter) handle that Boniface is injured; and will be out of action for six weeks.

Victor during Bayer 04 Leverkusen training

“Victor Boniface will miss the AFCON for Nigeria due to groin injury, he’s expected to be out for six weeks,” Fabrizio posted.

“Massive blow for the Super Eagles and one more injury to manage for Bayer Leverkusen.”

Also read: Boniface Not Fully Fit For Matches As 2023 AFCON Draws Near

The Super Eagles will return to Nigeria on Tuesday, and will be treated to a dinner by the Lagos State Governor His Excellency, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and Sports Development Minister Senator John Owan Enoh alongside other dignitaries.

The three-time African champions will depart the shores of the country for Abidjan on Wednesday morning via a chartered airplane.

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