Nigerian Players abroad Alonso To Unleash Boniface against Fortuna Dusseldorf

After missing three months due to injury, Victor Boniface, a striker for Bayer Leverkusen, will be included in the squad for Wednesday’s German Cup semifinal matchup against Fortuna Dusseldorf, the team’s coach Xabi Alonso announced on Tuesday.

The 23-year-old was hurt while training with Nigeria for the Africa Cup of Nations, and in January, he had surgery to repair an injury to his adductor muscle.

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We are in a super situation. We have no injuries and a full squad. Boni (Boniface) is also back in the squad,” Alonso told a press conference, with the Bundesliga leaders in the hunt for three trophies this season.

Asked how long Boniface could play in the game, Alonso said: “Not 90 minutes. 45 maybe not. But maybe 30.

“He has done a good recovery and has trained well. He has a strong mentality to come back. He can’t wait to get back.”

Before getting hurt, Boniface had led the Bundesliga with ten goals and seven assists.

With seven games left and a 13-point lead over Bayern Munich in second place, Leverkusen is poised to win their first-ever Bundesliga title.

They have won 39 games in all competitions this season, which has advanced them to the Europa League quarterfinals.

“We have to take it one game at a time.

That’s the way we have done it until now and we will not change that,” said the Spaniard, who confirmed last week he would be staying at Leverkusen despite interest from major European clubs.

“We have done a lot but have won nothing so far.

” We still have a lot of work to do. We have done a few things well to get here but we should not speak too early.”

We have to remain focused and that is the message I give my players and they know it,” he said.

Saarbruecken face Kaiserslautern in the other semi-final on Tuesday.

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