Boniface wins rookie of the month fourth time in a row

Victor Boniface

Victor Boniface was on Friday named the Bundesliga Rookie of the Month for the fourth time in a row.

The Super Eagles star beat Xavi Simons and Merlin Röhl in the vote to scoop the prize for players under 23, Bundesliga said Friday.

Boniface, despite not scoring in the league during the month of November, has been awarded the award due to his significant goal contributions.

“Instead, he chipped in with two assists in the 3-2 win away at Hoffenheim on Matchday 10. The Nigerian was his usual shot-happy self with 11 attempts, but he is much more than just a classic centre-forward,” the league wrote about the 22-year-old.

“He also set up three attempts for teammates, meaning he was directly involved in a shot on goal every 18 minutes on average,” they stated.

Since the 2016/17 season, the DFL German Football League has been honouring the best young player in the Bundesliga every month through the Bundesliga Rookie Award. This prestigious award recognises the outstanding talent and potential of young footballers.