Coach Karel Geraerts praised Boniface for his strong performance against Union Berlin, noting that he made good decisions and was consistent.

Although Boniface needs to work on his consistency overall, the coach believes that playing in European matches will bring out the best in him.

“He was solid and made the right choices. He needs to become more consistent in general, but I think such a European evening will bring out the best in him.”

Boniface has a track record of performing well in such games, and is known as Union’s ‘Mister Europe’ with three goals to his name.

However, he was ineligible to play in the Champions League qualifiers against Rangers due to UEFA regulations, which stated that he could not play as he had already played for his former club FK Bodø/Glimt in the same competition earlier that summer.

Bodø/Glimt did not want to let him go right away, as he had scored five goals in four European matches for them.

CEO Philippe Bormans explained that it was a matter of patience for Union to acquire his services.

“That’s why Bodø/Glimt didn’t want to let Boni go right away,” says CEO Philippe Bormans.

“If we had been able to choose, he would have joined us faster. It was a matter of patience.”