English Championship Club Stoke City Signs Super Eagles Striker From Struggling French Team

English Championship Club Stoke City Signs Super Eagles Striker From Struggling French Team

Chukwu Ikechukwu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:55 PM
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  • Stoke City have completed the signing of Nigeria striker Josh Maja on deadline day from French Ligue 1 club Bordeaux on loan
  • The 23-year-old struggled with adequate game time at Bordeaux and reportedly demanded a move back to England
  • Josh Maja was left out of the Super Eagles team to the AFCON due to his lack of game time with Bordeaux

English Championship club, Stoke City, have announced the signing of Super Eagles striker Josh Maja from French Ligue one club Bordeaux.

Josh Maja joins The Potters on loan until the end of the season after struggling to get game time with Bordeaux.

English Championship Club Stoke City Signs Super Eagles Striker From Struggling French Team
Josh Maja has joined Stoke City on loan till the end of the season. Photo credit: Brila
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According to Brila, Maja becomes the fifth signing for Stoke City joining the likes of Taylor Harwood-Bellis, Phil Jagielka, Lewis Baker, and Jaden Philogene-Bidace.

The 23-year-old returns to England where his career started with Sunderland where he scored 16 goals in 41 league appearances.

Maja whose transfer to Stoke City is still subject to international clearance was also part of the Fulham team that got relegated from the Premier League last season.

The Super Eagles striker joined Bordeaux in January 2019 and scored 12 goals in 52 appearances for the Ligue one club.

Nantes £8m demand denied Moses Simon EPL dream

Meanwhile, Super Eagles winger, Moses Simon’s dream to play in the English Premier League was scuppered due to his French club high transfer fee demands.

According to Punch, Moses Simon’s deadline day move to Premier League club Leeds United fell through because of Nantes £8m demand for the Nigerian winger.

Moses had been a standout performer for the Super Eagles at the African Cup of Nations with his performance thought to have attracted the English premier club.

CAF Approves Moshood Abiola Stadium for Nigeria Versus Ghana World Cup Playoffs

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported the Confederation of African Football has approved the newly renovated Moshood Abiola stadium to host Nigeria’s crucial World Cup playoffs against Ghana.

Nigeria and Ghana were paired together for the final round of the World Cup qualifiers with the Black Stars to host the first leg on March 23 while the Super Eagles host the reverse fixture on March 29.

Both nations had a disastrous AFCON outing in Cameroon and will be seeking redemption by booking a spot to the World Cup to be hosted in Qatar in November 2022.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..