In a thrilling Bundesliga match, Super Eagles striker Victor Boniface netted a late equalizer for Bayer 04 Leverkusen against Borussia Dortmund, resulting in a 1-1 draw. The 79th-minute goal wasn't just a game-changer but a heartfelt moment for the 22-year-old Nigerian International, whose grandmother was among the spectators at the BayArena stadium. Her presence, indeed, added a special touch to the occasion, stirring up an electrifying atmosphere as fans chanted Boniface's name in unison after the goal.
Unbeaten Run Continues for Leverkusen
The match served to extend Leverkusen's unbeaten streak in all competitions to 20 matches, a testament to their formidable form this season. This accomplishment marks them as the only team in Europe that has not been defeated this season. Boniface, in particular, has been instrumental in this run, with a tally of 11 goals and six assists in sixteen games for the German club.
A Touching Celebration
Boniface's goal, breaking a five-match drought in the Bundesliga, was not just a relief but a joyous occasion. His grandmother, visibly excited, joined the rest of the supporters in chanting her grandson's name at the BayArena. The Nigerian striker, acknowledging her presence and the fans' support, celebrated the occasion by sharing a picture and a video of his grandmother with teammate Granit Xhaka on social media.
Admiration and Encouragement Pour In
The remarkable performance and the touching family moment did not go unnoticed. Nigerian fans and social media influencers were quick to express their admiration and encouragement. Comments highlighting the proud moment and the perceived blessing of his grandmother's presence flooded social media. The heartwarming meet and greet with Leverkusen stars after the game further stole the show, cementing the match as a memorable one for Boniface, his family, and the fans.