Bordeaux announces Super Eagles striker Josh Maja as winner of Top Scorer Award


Following the conclusion of the French football season due to Coronavirus, French football club, Bordeaux have announced Nigerian striker Josh Maja as it's top scorer for the 2019/2020 season after the English born striker scored 8 goals in 24 appearances for the club.

The French government announced last week that sporting activities and leagues have been canceled for the rest of the season due to Coronavirus pandemic and clubs are now announcing winners of individual gongs and awards.

Maja who got his first Super Eagles call up in September 2019 for the friendly against Ukraine, was tied on 8 goals with two other players, but was given the award based on the fact that he had played less minutes than the two other players.

Announcing the news on their website, Bordeaux wrote;
''The No. 7 scored seven goals in 26 games (including 20 starts). He beat by a small goal a trio composed of Hwang Ui-Jo, Josh Maja and Nicolas de Préville. The best Bordeaux goalscorer is ranked 22nd nationally . The three previously named Bordeaux residents are 28th, 30th and 33rd.
''Kylian MBappé (Paris SG) is the top scorer in the championship for the second consecutive year (18 goals). Wissam Ben Yedder (Monaco) is 2nd with the same number of goals but fewer goals in the game. Moussa Dembélé (Lyon) is 3rd with 16 goals.
''Three Bordeaux players have the same number of goals on the podium. Josh Maja , Jimmy Briand and Nicolas De Préville have all scored eight times this season. First place, however, goes to the English striker , even if the ranking below does not reflect it.''

''Indeed, the former Sunderland player has played less. He has a goal ratio every 113 minutes. A better result than Jimmy Briand (1 goal / 222 minutes) and Nicolas De Préville (1 goal / 281 minutes).''

Joshua Erowoli Maja also known as Josh Maja was born in England and began his professional career with Sunderland, making 49 appearances and scoring 17 goals. In January 2019, he joined Bordeaux

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