Maja’s hat-trick: Bordeaux striker matches Utaka, Odemwingie and Agali

Josh Maja
Thanks to his treble against the Crocodiles, the 20-year-old equaled the Nigerian trio’s French top-flight accomplishment
Josh Maja’s heroics against Nimes on Tuesday saw him match a Ligue 1 feat achieved by Peter Odemwingie, Victor Agali and John Utaka.

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.

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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.

He joined Girondins from Sunderland in January on a four-and-a-half-year contract for an undisclosed fee.

The Nigeria international would be hoping to continue with his scoring form when his side travels to Olympique Marseille on Sunday.

Paulo Sousa’s men are third in the French elite division with 26 points from 16 games.