Josh Maja

By Obaloluwa Joshua, LAGOS

Nigeria forward Josh Maja has scooped Ligue 2 Player of the Month award for October, reports PNO Sports.

Maja has been in superlative form for Girondis Bordeaux this season.

The player turned down a move to Sky Bet Championship club, Birmingham City on the final day of last summer transfer window.

The former Stoke City player beat two other players Gautier Lloris (Le Havre AC) and Julien Maggiotti (Stade Lavallois) to the individual prize.

The striker has scored seven goals and recorded three assists in 15 appearances for his club this season.

Maja is the first Girondis Bordeaux player to win the award since April 2009.

Bordeaux were relegated from the French top-flight last season.