Former Nigeria international Mutiu Adepoju has stated that invitation of players to the national team should be kept open as long as Nigerian players continue to shine at club level. Adepoju speaking in a chat with newsmen after Nigeria and Bordeaux player Josh Maja got a hattrick of goals in Bordeaux’s 6-0 thrashing of Nimes in Tuesdays night’s Ligue un clash.

Nigerian striker Josh Maja was on target in Bordeaux French cup defeat to lowly rated opponents Pau on thursday.

The youngest was on from the start, but was hauled off with fifteen left in the with Bordeaux trailing at the home of the third tier team.

Maja scored in the 41st minute to restored parity for Bordeaux level after Moustapha Name opened scoring for Pau on 24 minutes.

Pau got their second through Yankuba Jarju three minutes after Maja’s equaliser.

Maja’s replacement Nicolas de Preville in equalised for Bordeaux again with eight minutes remaining in the game to forced the tie into extra time.

However Pau went on to win the game three minutes to end in extra-time after Lamine Gueye netted the decisive goal.

Maja’s Super Eagles teammate, Samuel Kalu, was not included in Bordeaux’s squad for the Cup game.

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