Former Sunderland striker Josh Maja has received a late call-up to join the Nigeria squad ahead of the international friendly against Ukraine, allnigeriasoccer.com reports.

Maja, currently with Bordeaux in Ligue 1, was invited to train with the Super Eagles in London two years ago before a proposed friendly against Burkina Faso which was later cancelled but club commitments prevented him from joining the squad.

Born in London to Nigerian parents, the 20-year-old is eligible to represent the national teams of England and Nigeria.

Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr strongly hinted last week that the Bordeaux starlet might be handed a call-up for the international friendly at the Dnipro Arena.

Maja has impressed in the current season, scoring against Montpellier on match day two which earned him a spot in the U21 Team of the Week for Europe’s top five leagues.

Prior to his move to Bordeaux in the January transfer window, the former Sunderland striker represented the youth teams of Crystal Palace and Fulham.


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