Victor Boniface Okoh (born 23 December 2000) is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen.
Early Life and Career
Born in Nigeria on 23rd December 2000 to his parents.
Boniface signed for Glimt from Real Sapphire on 4 March 2019. He suffered a ligament injury only two weeks after signing for Glimt, which was said to be likely to keep him on the sidelines for the duration of the 2019 season. Boniface was selected to the Nigeria U-20 squad to play the 2019 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations, but had to withdraw from the squad due to injury. In September 2019 he nonetheless made his league debut for Bodø/Glimt.
On 2 August 2022, Victor Boniface made a surprise mid-season move from Bodo/Glimt to Royale Union Saint-Gilloise in the Jupiler League.
The Forward joined Union SG on a four-year deal with the option of a further year, the transfer was completed on Tuesday.
On 8 August 2022, Boniface signed a four-year contract with Union SG in Belgium. Union reached the quarter-finals of the 2022–23 Europa League, in which Boniface managed to score six goals in the competition, to be the joint top scorer along with Marcus Rashford.
Boniface cost the Belgian side €2 million, four years after he joined the Norwegian champions from the Real Sapphire academy in Nigeria.
So far this season, the 21-year-old has 6 goals in the Eliteserien and has 5 goals in 4 appearances this campaign in the UEFA Champions League qualifying rounds.
On 22 July 2023, Boniface signed for Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen until 30 June 2028 and was assigned the number 22. He made his Bundesliga debut as a starter on August 19, in a 3–2 home victory over RB Leipzig. The following week, on August 26, he scored his first Bundesliga goals by netting a brace at the Borussia Park in a 3–0 away derby win against Borussia Mönchengladbach.
Parents and family
Victor parents are Mr and Mrs Okoh. He comes from a Christian family. He has siblings, but not much is known about his siblings for now.
Victor Boniface is currently in a relationship with his lovely partner, Rikke Hermine Jensen.
Rikke Hermine Jensen is a Norwegian model and influencer, famous for being the girlfriend of Super Eagles of Nigeria and Bayer Leverkusen forward, Victor Boniface.
Hermine hails from Bodø, Norway, but is currently based in Lier, Belgium. Rikke Hermine was born on July, 1, 2003.
Although Hermine lived in Hungary for seven years, she attended Naples American high school, having moved to Naples, Italy in 2016, before attending Bodin upper secondary school and Maritime College.
Rikke Hermine and Victor Boniface are understood to have met in 2019, when the Nigerian forward was still playing for Norwegian league giants FK Bodø/Glimt, with whom 23 goals and created 8 assists in 66 appearances as per Transfermrkt.
At the time they met, Hermine was working at a Cosmetics shop in Norway, but eventually left her job and moved to Belgium when Boniface moved to Belgian club Union St-Gilloise, as the couple were already madly in love with each other.
Rikke Hermine is a very supportive partner.
Although she loves to keep her relationship away from social media, the red-haired beauty is constantly backing her Nigerian boyfriend at every chance she gets.
She has also been spotted attending his matches when he was in Belgium, to watch him play and show her support from the stands.
Although, rumours suggest she would have already moved to Germany following Boniface’s transfer this summer.
Hermine recently worked at a restaurant in Antwerp before leaving her job in May this year.
Is Victor Boniface married?: No, Victor Boniface and his partner, Rikke Hermine Jensen is at the moment not yet married.
Victor Boniface’s net worth is estimated at around $3 million – $7 million.
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