Super Eagles striker Josh Maja has officially won Bordeaux’s Top Scorer Award for 2019-2020 season after football in France was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The 21-year-old Nigeria international notched eight goals in 24 appearances to win the award despite having the same number of goals with the duo of Jimmy Briand and Nicolas De Préville.

According to the Bordeaux official website, the Ligue 1 outfit have decided to name Maja as their top scorer in all tournaments because he was more efficient than Briand and De Préville, scoring a goal every 113 minutes and played fewer games.

“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 (Maja),” the club said.

“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).”

Maja’s form in Bordeaux earned him a call-up to the Super Eagles from coach Gernot Rohr for his debut and the only game coming up in the 2-2 draw with Ukraine September 10, 2019.

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