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Maja Thrilled to Net First Career Hat-trick in Bordeaux’s 6-0 Win vs Nimes

Maja Thrilled to Net First Career Hat-trick in Bordeaux’s 6-0 Win vs Nimes

Nigeria international Josh Maja has expressed his delight after scoring his first career hat-trick in Bordeaux’s 6-0 thrashing of Nimes, in the French Ligue 1 on Tuesday night, Completesports.com reports.

One-cap Super Eagles forward Maja, got Bordeaux’s first, second and third goals in the 24th, 37th and 53rd minutes respectively. Nicolas de Preville netted the fourth goal in the 58th minute, while Otavio scored twice in the 76th and 87th minute to complete the rout.

Speaking after the game, Maja praised his teammates for their effort in securing the impressive win.

“I feel good, I’m very happy to get my first hat-trick for Bordeaux and in my career,” Maja said.

“Of course, it’s a great night for the team, it’s three points and we performed very well and are going to keep working and go into the next game with confidence.”

He has now scored five French Ligue 1 goals in 14 appearances for Bordeaux so far this season.

By James Agberebi

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  • Scott 4 years ago

    Rohr should invite this guy regularly at least to serve as backup for osimhen.

    • Walking 4 years ago

      They have come again… Whoever scores now should be invited..

      You people are forgetting the truth that we still need a good defence bah…

      I think the attack is all okay for now..

  • Samchi 4 years ago

    ”There has already been contact with the Nigerian association. After the match against ADO Den Haag, the assistant from Nigeria sent me a message that I was doing well,” Desssers said to Sporza.

    ”But that is not going to be easy either. There are 300 million Nigerians worldwide.”

    Born to a Belgian dad and Nigerian mother, Dessers confessed that he has never visited Nigeria and is targeting a call-up to the Super Eagles even if it’s for a non-competitive match.

    ”I have never been to Nigeria, also because the political situation has not been so calm in recent years. The last year it is only slightly better.

    ”I would like to go there and it would be twice as nice to do that to If only to play a practice game against Madagascar or Mauritius,” he concluded.

    • Glory 4 years ago

      Imagine top Nigerian scorer sooo happy to come play for nigeria not minding wether it’s grade A or z. This is the kind of players we need. So proud n very motivated to play for nigeria.

      • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

        ….and Pinnick is flying all the way to london with tax payers money to go beg small boys who would rather play for England U21s. In an era where video conferencing can achieve a lot more. Talk about misplaced priorities..!

        • Glory 4 years ago

          @ Drey to be honest, most times, d way we do things just soooo sick. Truth is Nigeria blood too thick for man body, if not I for don give up being a Nigerian.

        • Chidi 4 years ago

          U r right bro tax payers money for 21 yrs old boy hmm pinnick no try at all,my guess is him use data one as cover up for him biz

        • Omo9ja 4 years ago

          God bless you Dr. Drey.
          I am very impressed with your response. If you continue like this, I will like you like never before but if you do your things again chai, you are on your own o lol. God bless Nigeria!!!

          • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

            Abi brain is paining this one ni…?

            Who is looking for your endorsement here abi who is craving your love…?

        • Bomboy 4 years ago

          Thanks Dr Drey. Pinnick should realise that there are good footballers outside England.

          I am begining to agree with you more and more, especially when it has nothing to do with Coach Rohr (sorry, I am not trying to stir up arguments…)

        • Bomboy 4 years ago

          Oh my God! Dr. Drey, I didn’t read Ono9ja’s comments and your response before I wrote mine!!! So sorry Sha. I didn’t mean to start a fight….

    • Patrick 4 years ago

      We need him in super eagles.

  • JimmyBall 4 years ago

    …guys I got this report from allnigeriasoccer.com webpage about Samson Tijani the golden eaglet captain… If it’s true this is why they are always making the weak coaches pick their own players and it showed there are men outside running racket with top NFF admin staff… What a shame:

    All Nigeria Soccer Logo …the complete Nigerian football portal


    Nigeria U17 Captain, Tijani Saga : Father’s Int’l Passport Seized; NFF Top Shot Threatens Midfielder; Sister Returns From Oman
    Published: December 04, 2019
    Nigeria U17 Captain, Tijani Saga : Father’s Int’l Passport Seized; NFF Top Shot Threatens Midfielder; Sister Returns From Oman
    Allnigeriasoccer.com can now reveal that the identity of the Danish Superliga club that failed in their bid to sign Nigeria U17 captain Samson Tijani.

    FC Midtjylland were prepared to pay 600,000 euros for the services of Tijani but the central midfielder’s camp turned down the offer with the hope that his transfer fee will skyrocket after the 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup.

    Collins Edwin Sports Club have no control over Tijani and his father, Mr. Bashiru Tijani, is being forced to deal with Dotun Coker, who is the Chairman Technical Committee, Lagos Football Association.

    Anything that must be done regarding transfer business has to pass through Dotun Coker, who is acting as a proxy for a Board Member of the Nigeria Football Federation.

    After the U17 AFCON, a meeting was set up between Collins Edwin SC, Dotun, the NFF top shot, Samson Tijani and his family and during the meeting the NFF official threatened the midfielder that he would never play for the national teams again if he went against the wishes of Dotun.

    Dotun later took Samson Tijani’s father to the Nigerian Immigration Service to apply for an international passport and when the traveling document was issued, it was seized by the LSFA official, so that the father cannot travel abroad to discuss with foreign clubs without his knowledge.

    Before the Golden Eaglets traveled to Brazil for the World Cup, the owner of Jossy United FC made an offer to Tijani’s father too good to refuse.

    He rented an apartment for Tijani’s father, placed him on N100,000.00 monthly salary and his wife was to receive N50,000.00 monthly, and in return he got an exclusive parental consent.

    In addition, the Jossy United owner facilitated the return of Tijani’s sister to Nigeria from Oman, where she traveled to to work as a domestic help but had complained that she was regularly being ‘abused’ by her host. Nigeria U17 Captain, Tijani Saga : Father’s Int’l Passport Seized; NFF Top Shot Threatens Midfielder; Sister Returns From Oman.

    • Glory 4 years ago

      I read it too. And even before the u-17, an inside source told me that the camp was just a business centre, that definitely better players were being dropped because they/ parent/ agents refused to play ball. The simple reason that one of the foreign based youngster parents complained about jumping on okada to go get Nigerian passport got him on d bad book of the coaches n other staff. Ebiomwe was very much gonna make the team as his talent in camp was very evident, very much similar to Iheanacho in style but was dropped to make way for Abichi.. . You know what? Manu, I used to respect alot just made himself a complete disgrace….I have got more to say but what’s d use. Nigerian coaches killing our football with their myopic vision, only thinking of the now.

  • One good thing about maja is that he can play as no 10 almost odewmingie like player. Rohr should take note maja can be another option for no 10 role. Big up boy. We are proud of u. After three of u (akpom,ebere) trained with eagles u are the only one who didnt look back

  • Mister 4 years ago

    Pleaz never beg this u21 average player to Côme and play for us. we dont need him bcos he already prefered u21 team rather than SE Big disgrâce idiot. We need Ciriel Desser he loves his country and really showed commitment and readiness for his fatherland. 

    • Infact, it’s even his mother land and he’s showing this much commitment.

  • Great to see young talents sprouting up here and there but all in Europe. I’m quite excited about the achievements of Maja with Bordeaux who also have the services of Samuel Kalu. The young forward has shown he’s got what it takes to lead the line for his ligue 1 side.

    The exploits of Dessrs with Heracles in the Eredivise is heartwarming and really exciting to know the 24 year old forward with the leading goals in league has expressed his own life to be an Home Depot you for

  • Olusegun. B 4 years ago

    I’m happy to know that Maja is scoring goals and doing amazingly well. It dhows the power of purpose. Having a national team like the super eagles have given humore drive to show what he’s got to offer and I hope The coach and NFF take note and not show sentiments.

    Cyril Dessers amazes me every moment I read about his wanting to play for Nigeria. For the love of God, this guy has proved what love for his country really means . He wants to play . He is even better than those dudes who football association have to use tax payers money to be travelling to where they are bases to be begging them to come play for Nigeria. When Tomori said NFF never came to him , I looked at the situation and I ask is NFF doing selection on who they want to play . Pinnuck now goes to Ebere Eze @ QPR and he’s stalling. Inspite the desire for Nff to have him play for Nigeria , he’s dilly dally them hopimg to ward them off for the three lions. Pinnuck should stop this crap and focus on those who are calling out that they want to plqy . Desserts wants to play for Nigeria , let him come and join the team .

    The u17 captains story is serious . Why are the NFF keen on destroying the chances of these young boys future with all the happening. It’s really sad to know that such things are happening.

    Something should be done about this

    Complete sports , Brilla FM make this awareness know and help these lads ..

  • Hey Dr Drey,

    I quite like your brief submission above. Indeed, talk about misplaced priorities.

    We have a league that is hemorrhaging and abundance of homegrown talents either wasting away at home or languishing in obscure leagues when they can thrive at home if our football system can be better organised.

    We still have abundant homegrown talents; the problem is developing a robust mechanism to discover and harness them at home (to start with) rather than flying to London to lure players (whose priorities clearly lie elsewhere) to play for Nigeria.

    The way we appear to be going about this relentless pursuit of dual nationality players desperately, we might just be diminishing the Super Eagles brand!

    I think there has to be a method and moderation to this whilst we also embark on a relentless pursuit to harness homegrown talents.

  • Glory 4 years ago

    When I hear people talk about developing home talents by inviting them to SE, I only see selfish lots, who are fast losing out in using Our Pride,THE SE to market players.
    1) All over the world, national team is for super talents n not place for developing players
    2) National team don’t directly develop league players, rather quality league reflects on national teams.
    3) National team becomes a much sort after brand, after quality performances,that, only helped by top top quality players n not pretenders/ mediocre.
    4) A country’s football league starts to benefits from such sellable brand as top companies will then be happy to invest.
    5) Such investment from such top companies brings loads of improvement to national League,as we start to have good pitches, very good pay for players, good football as there is then gonna be a huge reduction of talented players’ exodus to obscure leagues. Even some of our foreign born may just wanna come play for our local leagues just like it’s happening in Egypt, Morrocco, South Africa, Also other top African stars will find home in our league and this will greatly improve skill set of our home based.
    6) Then we can start getting better quality home based ready for SE n who will not even be willing to jump on any silly n slavish foreign club .
    My big question is, how does getting a home based player to be in SE so he can showcase his talent to d world with the hope of getting foreign club developing our local league? Isnt that brain drain? Will that not further destroy our local league? Common sense will forever not be common for a wicked selfish person, who stupidly thinks he is smart. We read in between lines and unravel that mischief between the lines. My understanding of developing our local league n in d very long run start to confidently depending on home based for SE, is NFF must first make SE a very attractive sellable brand by getting d best of d best into our SE, which we all know at the moment are all based abroad, be they foreign born or homegrown that found themselves playing abroad. Then start to improve the league with regulations geared towards making playing at home far more attractive than going to any other league besides top five in the world. Also create incentive to get players already abroad to be more than willing to come back home to play.
    Then we can start to talk about not depending on foreign born or foreign based players for our SE, because who knows some of those foreign based/ foreign born might have then be playing in our local league, just Osazee Odemwingie of the then Bendel insurance. JUST IMAGINE HOW BEAUTIFUL THAT WILL BE…

    • Mr Hush 4 years ago


      Love the fact you proffering solutions to fixing the league and making the national team better in the long run.
      I love the passion you put in stating your views.
      But I must state with all honesty,you went too far and let your emotions go by raining abuses on perceived “selfish people who think they are smart”. It is totally unnecessary and uncalled for. Cause everyone has they own views on issues,and every view might come out selfish,dumb,smart or nonchalant depending on where you stand and what perception you view things. No matter what,it is a given,we share our opinions and let it be.it should never be personal. And I say this with utmost respect to your person and view.
      But I digress,
      I think the NFF,LMC and club owners should define who owns the league? Who runs the league?
      If the NPFL is a semi private entity run by the LMC (as we are meant to believe); then the LMC and its board should be the one defining and reorganizing the league to meet up to standard. The NFF is just the ‘shadow god’ that regulates football but with more priority on the national teams not necessarily the clubsides.
      There would be definitely an interwine between the FA and the LMC but till the LmC go full private in ownership of the league,then we would continue to see flaws.
      It would be impossible to get quality players from a league that doesn’t have a standard,a league that doesn’t know what it stands for and what it wants to be.
      When things are in place. Things would fall into place on their own. Quality is never forced. It comes out seamlessly.
      We might not like it.
      But our hands are tied right now.
      We got no choice but to look abroad.and I dear say we are lucky to have such a plethora of talent in diaspora doing great for themselves. Talent we have no hand in their development. It is such paradoxical setting that makes one knows how lucky one it is to be a Nigerian;even if it is for a second such thought of blessing breeze through the mind before one wakes up to reality to our many challenges. It is what it is.
      Hopefully, we get to fix our problems back home, so we can have the blessings of choosing from both home and abroad. But only the best. The national team is for the best.

      • Glory 4 years ago

        @Hush I don’t hate people or attack people but twisted n seemingly unreasonable or dishonest opinion. When we say things, we have to try bring our very clear understanding of how that thing works into the game, otherwise one can only be forgiven for attacking such opinion. We all assumably come here to contribute on how to make Nigeria football better, so well grilled understanding of matters must precede our suggesting of what should be done. This talk of getting home based into SE has been going on for too long. Then I can’t understand how people can’t see it’s not feasible. Any honest person will easily understand why depending on foreign born / foreign based is inevitable, so anyone refusing or failing to understand this, only gets one to be very suspicious of his motives. I remember how some simply because they wanted to promote Babatunde did everything to run down Victor Moses. I felt that guys pain at that 2014 world cup maybe reason @Drey asked in one of his post if Victor Moses n co enjoyed equal right. @Hush don’t get decieved there lots here promoting players just for their selfish reasons. This attitude is what should not be tolerated. It’s what is killing Nigeria. Pull him down syndrome to promote my own. MAN I HATE THAT ATTITUDE WITH A PASSION. LET HIM LEAVE N GROW N IF YOU WANNA HELP HIM GET BETTER, FIND HOW TO REACH HIM PERSONALLY TO HELP OTHERWISE KEEP PRAYONG FOR HIM N JUST SUPPORT HIM PUBLICLY. This is my way. Respect man @ Hush.

        • Mr Hush 4 years ago


          Points taken.well said.

          All respect

        • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

          @ Glory.

          You are very correct. Some people have made it a point of duty to pull down others just to hype their ‘favored’ players. Just look at the way Iwobi was trashed here because of one kid who is still playing champioship football and isnt even seen as good enough to be a confirmed started for England U21….Imagine Iwobi who has played over a century premier league games, 38 caps at senior international level and scores of goals and assists was been trashed for some kid who hasnt even started playing REAL football yet.

          Same way they used to trash Ighalo before the young man silenced them and retired in peace. How many matches has Osimhen played before he could score his first goal from open play…? What about others who have played that no 9 role, how easy have they found it LMAO.

          Only recently, someone came here to sound out Bobby Adekanye who had just played his first 65mins of professional football and all of a sudden “he is as good as if not better than” Samuel Chukwueze.

          IMHO, a large chunk of people who run their mouths on public platforms like these have neither kicked an orange, trained nor managed any entity successfully in their life. Some are just video game addicts who just think you can alter a team anytime and everytime and push them unto the field and get 10/10 output.

          Talking about the homebased, I wish anybody here can list a best XI homebased players for me. Just 11, from Goalie to Striker who can walk into the SE starting 11.

          We saw HB players in our U17 team – they said they are not the best in the country

          We saw HB players in our U20 team – they said they are not the best

          We saw HB players in our U23 team – they said they are not the best

          We saw HB players in our CHAN team – they said they are not the best in the country….

          Ngwanu, where then are these ‘BEST’ home based players now…?

          We saw Rangers, Enyimba, Kano pillars and Tornadoes on the continent, their players arent even ‘extra-better’ (permit me to use that vocab) than players of their opponents….most times they even look inferior, abeg those clubs too cannot locate the best HB players ni…? The last time a HB player transferred from his club after a good continental showing was the days of Ezenwa Otoruogu, Eguakun Efosa, Kelechi Osunwa almost a decade ago.The pick of the bunch was Utin Udoh showed promise last year or 2, but we all saw how he was badly exposed at U20, i mean U20 WC earlier this year. If he cant stand up and be counted at U20 level, is it in the super eagles he will now turn heads….??

          We have featured in every CHAN tournament since 2014, apart from the 2014 set who Keshi sha forced on us one way or the other, which CHAN player has transferred straight to a reasonable league in Europe or a top club in Africa after CHAN…? Maybe Uzoenyi, Chikatara……who else…?

          So pls where exactly are these HB players who are good enough for the SE….pls where are they….? Anybody pls should list them…..we want to see them.

          Is the national team not supposed to be a collection of your BEST players playing anywhere on earth…? Is the Belgian National team comprised of ‘Homebased’ players…? What about France….? What about Brazil and Argentina…?

          Some people are hell bent on turning the SE camp to a market place once again…that’s the underlying motive behind this clamour for homebased players. That is why they are fighting day by day to chase Rohr out of the team.

          Many of them come here to even tell us lies and even lie against the coach, as if some of us where born yesterday , as if our eyes are closed, as if we are not seeing….its even worse for them that we are in an internet age where facts, truth, stats and information are just one click away.

          Talk is always cheap….if we must profer solutions to our problems, they we must approach them from the angle of realism and not from the angle of virtual reasoning.

          • Glory 4 years ago

            May the good Lord continue to bless your honesty @Drey. See Drey, our mentality is our bane in this country. My heart bleeds at the way we go about killing others,surprisingly not even about trying to survive but to be a supposed “big boy”. Everytime when I read people pouring hate, disguised as opinion against these players,who are doing their best to bring happiness to us, I just only start to feel the pain n disappointment in those players heart. They coursed/ threatened Ighalo to retire, same thing they did to Victor Moses, now is Iwobi. The evil ones succeed, when the good one keep quiet.Are these players not humans, have these set of people bothered to think of what some of these players might be going through. Even top managers know how depressing n damaging critisizing players in public could be hence only do it in d closet. Recently, Sheyi Ojo said something about being tough mentally to deal with such things, as it can easily destroy a softy minded player. Iwobi has given Nigeria lots of good performances even more than he does for clubsides. His commitment to Nigeria is second to none, always amongst first to report to camp. Why will I not happily pardon some of his little downside. Even Messi has his, Ronaldo too, every player has. These players especially the ones that have been able to give decent performances at some point need support at those odd moments n not criticisms in public media.

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