Maja matches Agali, Odemwingie & Utaka Ligue 1 record

Naija Players Abroad By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 04/12/2019

Bordeaux striker Josh Maja matched three former Super Eagles' forwards Ligue 1 record after scoring a hattrick in the 6-0 win over Nimes at Matmut Atlantique.

The 20-year-old Nigeria international old found the net thrice before the 54th minute of the encounter to becomes the fourth-best goal scorer aged 20 or under in the top five European leagues this season with five goals.

Maja has now scored five times in Ligue 1 from 14 appearances for Bordeaux so far this season but his hattrick has matches feat achieved in Ligue 1 feat achieved by Peter Odemwingie, Victor Agali and John Utaka. 

One cap Super Eagles striker would be hoping to continue with his scoring form when his side travels to Olympique Marseille on Sunday as Bordeaux are third in the French elite division with 26 points from 16 games.