The African Force Behind Leverkusen's Historic Triumph

African Stars Power Leverkusen to Bundesliga Glory | GSB

Without their African stars, Bayer Leverkusen would not have achieved this amazing, unbeaten championship title this season. Five players with their own stories were outstanding throughout this season, which has left an indelible mark on the club’s history.


Rock-Solid Defense: The Strength of Tapsoba and Kossounou

Edmond Tapsoba, the Burkinabè defender, formed a crucial part of Xabi Alonso’s defensive strategy. His presence was vital, with at least 18 starts out of 23 games played, proving his significance during Leverkusen’s championship triumph.

Odilon Kossounou, the Ivorian center-back, brought his experience and defensive solidity to the Leverkusen backline. Fresh from his triumph with Cote D’Ivoire in the Africa Cup of Nations, he maintained his importance with 18 appearances, including 17 starts.


Unstoppable Attack: Boniface’s Goals and Adli’s Versatility

Victor Boniface, a summer signing from Union Saint-Gilloise, quickly established himself as a key attacking threat. Despite an injury setback, the Nigerian striker netted 11 goals, significantly impacting Leverkusen’s success.

Amine Adli, the Moroccan winger, showcased his resilience and versatility throughout the season. Initially a substitute, he rose to the occasion, overcoming challenges to contribute to the team’s achievements.


Nigeria’s Rising Star: Tella’s Promise for the Future

Nathan Tella, the young Nigerian star, had already impressed with 5 goals and 2 assists last season after joining the club in January. This performance solidified his place as a future cornerstone for Leverkusen.


A New Era for Leverkusen

This historic title marks a new chapter for Bayer Leverkusen. With a talented young squad under an experienced coach, they are poised to maintain their dominance in German football and potentially challenge for European honors in the years to come.

The Leverkusen story is an inspiration for many players and teams, showing that even the highest goals can be achieved with undying determination, toughness and strategic planning.