Maja Wins French Ligue 2 POTM For October

Girondins Bordeaux striker, Josh Maja, has been named the French Ligue 2 Player of the Month award for October.

The Nigerian beat Le Havre’s Gautier Lloris and Stade Lavallois’ Julien Maggiotti to the honour.

He becomes the first Bordeaux player to win the Ligue 2 Player of the Month award in 13 years after Yoann Gourcuff claimed it in April 2009.

Maja, who has one cap for the Super Eagles won the prestigious award for his outstanding performances for Bordeaux in which he has scored seven goals and made three assists in 15 league appearances.

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He scored two of those goals in October in the 2-1 win at Laval and the 2-0 home triumph over Metz to help Bordeaux secure three victories and one draw in the four matches played during the period.

Bordeaux were relegated from the French top-flight last season, but the Marines and Whites are on course for a return to Ligue 1 next season.

They are second on the French Ligue 2 table with 28 points from 15 matches and four points behind leaders, Le Havre who have 32 points from 15 league appearances.

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