In a touching display of support, the spotlight shone on the unsung hero of Bayer Leverkusen’s recent Bundesliga match against Borussia Dortmund – none other than Victor Boniface’s devoted grandmother.
As the Die Werkself secured a 1-1 draw, the real star of the day was the grandmother, whose presence undoubtedly fueled Boniface’s standout performance.
The game kicked off with an early lead for Borussia Dortmund, with Julian Ryerson finding the back of the net in the fifth minute after a brilliant assist from German international Niclas Fullkrug.
However, Bayer Leverkusen quickly turned the tide, thanks to the impactful entry of Patrik Schick, who set up Boniface for a crucial 79th-minute equaliser.
❤️🇳🇬 Victor Boniface has invited his grandmother at the stadium…— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 4, 2023
…and she was cheering him from the stands. pic.twitter.com/9ijI82kYpe
Amidst the on-field drama, the stands came alive with the passionate cheers of Boniface’s grandmother. This devoted matriarch was not just a spectator; she became an integral part of the match, enthusiastically chanting her grandson’s name alongside Bayer Leverkusen’s fans.
After the match, the true magic unfolded as Boniface, beaming with pride, introduced his grandmother to his teammates. A heartwarming video, shared by journalist Oma Akatugba on X, captured the joyous moment as Boniface walked his grandmother around, making introductions to his fellow players, including former Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka and Burkina Faso international Edmond Tapsoba.