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French Cup: Maja’s goal fails to save Bordeaux from defeat

Josh Maja was on target in Bordeaux’s 3-2 French cup defeat to third tier opponents Pau FC on Thursday night.

Maja was on from the start, but was hauled off with fifteen minutes remaining on the clock as Bordeaux trailed at the home to the little known opposition.

The Nigerian international Maja scored in the 41st minute to restored parity for Bordeaux after Moustapha Name broke the deadlock for Pau on 24 minute mark.

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

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

However, Pau went on to win the game three minutes to end in extra-time, with Lamine Gueye netting the decisive goal in the closing moment of the encounter.

Maja’s Super Eagles teammate, Samuel Kalu, was not listed by Bordeaux for the cup game.

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