The 33-year-old didn’t have a lot of defending to do because the opponent played some part of the game sitting very deep as, a result of an early red card to Zimbabwe International, Marshall Munetsi but Boye’s leadership on the field was impeccable, as he inspired his teammates to go for the win, which they managed to get, at the dying embers of the proceedings.
The home side took an early lead through Senegalese youngster Ibrahima Niane in the 18’ minute but saw his goal cancelled out by Boulaye Dia who calmly converted from the spot just before the break to peg the score at 1-1.
Five minutes after the resumption of the game, the away sidewere reduced to 10 men after the centre referee Johan Hamel gave Munetsi his marching orders.
The home side dominated the game but needed to fight even harder to get the second goal to beat a good and discipline Reims side.
The breakthrough finally came in the 88th minute where Niane connected a delightful cross from Papa Yade from close range to hand his side the maximum three points.
Metz will travel to Orange Velodrome to play Olympic Marseille in match week 5 fixture.