Josh Maja scores 1st league goal as Bordeaux beat Angers 2-0

Josh Maja scores 1st league goal as Bordeaux beat Angers 2-0

- Josh maja opened his account for Bordeaux in their 2-0 win over Angers

- The Nigerian international was on target in the first half for the Ligue 1 side

- Samule Kalu also played 13 minutes in the match that saw his team record their first victory of the new season

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Josh Maja continued from where he stopped last season as he was among the scorers in Bordeaux's 2-0 win over Angers.

The match played at the Stade Raymond saw Les Girondins kicked bounce back from their 0-0 matchday 1 draw with Nantes.

The 21-year-old put his side ahead in the 25th minute in a game that produced only a few chances in the opening exchanges.

Josh Maja scores 1st league goal as Bordeaux beat Angers 2-0
Josh Maja scores 1st league goal as Bordeaux beat Angers 2-0. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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A corner kick from Nicolas De Preville was headed by former Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny which fell kindly into the path of the Nigerian striker to tap in from close out.

Two minutes later it became 2-0 as Tomas Basic wrapped up an individual effort to find the goalkeeper's bottom left corner.

Maja played 45 minutes in the game 25 minutes lesser than their season opener against Nantes despite recording seven shots on target.

The one-capped Super Eagles forward who has been linked with Scottish giants Rangers scored ten goals in 33 appearances last season.

Samuel Kalu played 13 minutes in the match after making a substitute appearance for South Korean star Jo Hwang in the 77th minute.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Josh Maja has become a summer transfer target for Scottish giants Glasgow Rangers, according to reports.

News coming in from French news media outlet French Football News tweeted that talks will be holding between the club and the Nigerian international.

The Light Blues boss Steven Gerrard is understood to be in the market for a new striker after Alfredo Morelos has been linked to replace Victor Osimhen in Lille. also reported that Super Eagles' goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi is now on the verge of being out of action for a long term after suffering an injury while playing for his club Kaizer Chiefs against Bidvest Wits.

Daniel Akpeyi and his teammates at Kaizer Chiefs suffered a 1-0 defeat against Wits in the South African Premier League encounter on Sunday, August 30.

But the Nigerian goalkeeper did not finish the match with Kaizer Chiefs after suffering an injury in the 43rd minute following a collision with Mxolisi Macuphu.

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