SPORTS NEWS: Boniface battle Kane for Bundesliga award


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Following an impressive start to the 2023/24 season since joining , striker, , has been nominated for Player of The Month , PUNCH Extra reports.

The striker will battle duo Harry and Alphonso Davies as well as Union Berlin's Kevin Behrens.

Wolfsburg's Jonas and Wind and Leipzeig's Benjamin Henrichs are the other players nominated for the Bundesliga Player of The Month award.

joined this summer from Belgium club Union Saint-Gilloise and has scored four 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 of matchday three.

Boniface, who earned his first international call-up to the squad for Sunday's Cup of Nations qualifiers against , has also been shortlisted for the Rookie of the Month award in the Bundesliga.

Boniface's performance on matchday 3 in the Bundesliga has also earned him the second-best rating in  Europe's top five leagues.

According to renowned statistical website, Whoscored, the forward was rated 9.7 after his brilliant display against Darmstadt last Saturday.

Boniface scored two goals – for the second successive Bundesliga game – and added an assist as Bayer Leverkusen maintained their perfect start to the season – and moved top for the time being – with a 5-1 win over Darmstadt at the BayArena last Saturday.

Unsurprisingly, the Nigerian has come in for praise, with Koln coach Steffen Baumgart telling Sport Bild that he would have signed Boniface over were he in charge at Bayern Munchen.

Cup winner with Germany, Lothar Matthä, also mentioned Leverkusen's new star and Kane in the same breath, saying, “We'll see plenty of goals from him (Boniface) this term – I even see him competing with Kane for the top scorer crown.”

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