The 20-year-old found the net thrice as Bordeaux dismissed the Crocodiles 6-0 to continue with their impressive run.
And with his striking performance, he becomes the fourth Nigerian to score at least three goals in a French top-flight game.
4 - Josh Maja 🇳🇬 has become against Nîmes the 4th Nigerian player to score 3+ goals in a Ligue 1 game in the last 50 years, after Peter Odemwingie, John Utaka (3 times) and Victor Agali. Majacian 🎩.#FCGBNO pic.twitter.com/EMkbIhnRBi— OptaJean (@OptaJean) December 3, 2019
Maja has now scored five times so far this term to become one of the best scorers aged 20 or under in the top five European leagues.
Trois buts, une passe décisive.— FC Girondins de Bordeaux (@girondins) December 3, 2019
Josh Maja : pic.twitter.com/71c0UFyaeE
He joined Girondins from Sunderland in January on a four-and-a-half-year contract for an undisclosed fee.
Paulo Sousa’s men are third in the French elite division with 26 points from 16 games.