AFCON 2023: Super Eagles Star Victor Boniface Reacts to Allegations of Being a Cultist

AFCON 2023: Super Eagles Star Victor Boniface Reacts to Allegations of Being a Cultist

  • Super Eagles player Victor Boniface has addressed allegations in some quarters that he is a cultist
  • The striker spurred speculations when he made a post in solidarity with his country's team at the AFCON 2023 after he was declared unfit to join the tournament
  • Boniface, who appeared stunned by how his fans and netizens linked his post to diabolism, issued a response on the matter

Super Eagles star Victor Boniface has clarified his recent appreciation post about the ongoing 2023 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Côte d'Ivoire.

The Nigerian international returned to Germany after being unable to participate in the tournament due to a thigh injury.

Victor Boniface undergoes surgery, Victor Boniface supports Supper Eagles
Victor Boniface supports Supper Eagles at AFCON 2023 Credit: @boniface_jrn
Source: Instagram

According to his club, Bayer Leverkusen, Victor sustained "a muscle and tendon injury in his right adductor during the Nigerians' training camp in Dubai" and will need surgery to repair the damage.

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As the Super Eagles faced Equatorial Guinea on Sunday, 14, Boniface proudly displayed his support via his official social media accounts.

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An eagle emoji was spotted in the picture Boniface took to capture the players on TV, which caused a stir.

Some have speculated that Boniface's use of the eagle emoji represented cultism.

But in a swift response, he took to social media to unequivocally deny any affiliation with a cult.

He wrote:

"I post with this.
"Una say I be bird, Oga Nna Super Eagles logo be that oooooo.
"Which one be say I be bird abeg ooo?"

See his post below

Victor Boniface supports Super Eagles at AFCON, Victor Boniface denies being a cultist
Super Eagles star Victor Boniface reacts to allegations of being a cultist Credit: @bonifcae_jrn
Source: Instagram

Bayern Leverkusen’s Victor Boniface flies mum to Germany

The striker earlier stirred emotions online as photos of him and his grandma in an aeroplane heading to Germany went viral.

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The young Bayer Leverkusen man who moved to the German club last summer has set the Bundesliga on fire since his move from the Belgian side, Union SG.

Some pictures shared online by the young striker elicited reactions as he flew his grandmother out of the country for the first time.

Video of Victor Osimhen on all fours to greet his ex-teacher goes viral also reported how Victor Osimhen met his former school teacher and went on all fours to greet.

The Napoli striker, in the viral clip, revealed his former teacher's name, Augustina Atanda.

In the trending clip, Osimhen shared how his teacher was the one who convinced his father to allow him to play football professionally.


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