Maja makes Ligue 1 Team of The Week


Nigeria international, Josh Maja, has been named in Ligue 1 Team of The Week by popular sports statistics website

Maja scored his first career hat-trick for Bordeaux in their 6-0 win against Nimes on Tuesday in the French Ligue 1 and also provided an assist in the encounter, a result that moved his team to third on the Ligue 1 table.

His brilliant performance earned him a spot alongside Monaco’s Wissam Ben Yedder in a 4-4-2 formation. Ben Yedder was on the score sheet against Toulouse on Wednesday.

Other players on the list include Rennes’ Romain Del Castillo, Brest’s Cristian Battocchio, Bordeaux’s Otavio Santos and Saint-Etienne’s Denis Bouanga, in midfield.

Saint-Etienne defenders Mathieu Debuchy and Wesley Fofana are on the list as well as Olympique Marseille, Boubacar Kamara, while Brest’s Ludovic Baal completes the defensive setup. Rennes’ Edouard Mendy was adjudged the league’s best goalkeeper for the week.

Maja has scored five Ligue 1 goals in 14 appearances for Bordeaux this season.


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