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AFCON 2023: Nigeria’s Victor Boniface set to miss tournament

by Lesley Ngwa

The 23-year-old Nigerian striker is the top scorer of the leaders of the Bundesliga, Bayer Leverkusen with 10 goals in 16 league matches this season.

Nigerian striker Victor Boniface indicated on Monday January 8, 2024 that he will miss the Africa Cup of Nations later this month after suffering a groin injury while training.

The 23-year-old was not part of the Super Eagles final warm-up friendly against Guinea on Monday.

“Good luck guys. Wish you guys all the best at afcon @ng_supereagles,” Boniface wrote on his Instagram account.

Boniface made his international debut in October and has since earned four more caps.

His injury comes on top of the recent withdrawal of Nigeria midfielder Wilfred Ndidi who was injured in Leicester City’s 2-0 win at Cardiff City on December 29.

Ndidi’s Leicester team mate Kelechi Iheanacho is also struggling with injury and the striker was still being assessed at Nigeria’s training camp with the expectation that he will be fit for the tournament, which starts on Saturday.

Nigeria open their Cup of Nations campaign with a Group A game against Equatorial Guinea on Sunday before meeting hosts Ivory Coast and then Guinea Bissau.

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