Victor Boniface was on the provisional Super Eagles squad for the 2023 AFCON double-header qualifier against Guinea Bissau in March. Coach Jose Peseiro had already spoken to him about how he will play in his team. His bags were all packed for the trip to Abuja only for him to get a call he is no longer on the squad.
A top source revealed to SCORENigeria the Super Eagles call-up fiasco involving Victor Boniface.
“There is a lot of politics involving invitation to the national team particularly the Super Eagles so much so that sometimes it’s even beyond the coach himself,” the source further told SCORENigeria
Antwerp midfielder Alhassan Yusuf is another player deserving of a Super Eagles invitation but has yet to get it.
Victor Boniface, 22, deserved his call-up because at that time he was leading scorer in the UEFA Europa League and also banging the goals in the Belgian league with Union St.Gilloise.
The big, left-footed striker has already been capped by the Flying Eagles.
And now despite the rash of choices upfront for the Super Eagles, it should now only be a matter of time before the new signing of Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen makes his full international debut.