Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has invited Bordeaux forward Josh Maja for the international friendly match against Ukraine billed for Dnipro Arena, Kyiv, on September 10, reports Completesports.com.
Maja’s French Ligue 1 outfit, Girondis Bordeaux confirmed the striker’s invitation on their official website on Tuesday.
This is the first time Maja who is eligible to play for both Nigeria and England will be invited to the Super Eagles.
“Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has called up Josh Maja in the squad to face Ukraine on 10 September in a friendly. The young striker (20) will join his team-mate attack in Bordeaux, Samuel Kalu. This is his first call in the national team. Born in London of Nigerian parents, Josh is eligible for both selections [Nigeria or England],” reads the statement on Bordeaux website.
Maja linked up with Bordeuax from Sunderland in January. He also previously had stints with Crystal Palace and Fulham.
The young striker has scored one goal in four league appearances for Bordeaux this season.