As the January transfer window opens today (1 January 2022) reports from France indicate that Ligue 1 side Borduex has placed Super Eagles duo of Samuel Kalu and Josh Maja on the transfer market.
The Nigerians who were not named in Nigeria’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations are among five players of the club Les Girondins have transferlisted.
According to Foot Mercato, per GFFN, Bordeaux want to sell these players to raise money to bring in reinforcements.
It has been a frustrating campaign for both Kalu and Maja. The former has played just 323 minutes of Ligue 1 football this season, with just one goal and one assist to show for it.
He has only played just two minutes of league football in Bordeaux’s last five matches. If Kalu’s case is bad, then Majar’s situation is worse.
The 23-year-old has not found life easy in the southwest of France since he moved from Sunderland in January 2019.
Maja is yet to play a league match under Vladimir Petković this season, with his lone appearance coming in the Coupe De France win over M’Zouasia.
He spent the second part of last season on loan at Fulham, but he could not help the Cottagers avoid relegation from the Premier League.
Nonetheless, a move back to England could be on the cards again.
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Izuchukwu Okosi is a Nigerian sports and entertainment journalist with two decades of experience in the media industry having begun his media journey in 2002 as an intern at Mundial Sports International (MSI) and Africa Independent Television (AIT), owners of Daar Communications Plc.
In October 2004, Okosi joined Complete Communications Limited, publishers of Complete Sports newspaper and Complete Football magazine as a reporter and later script writer for the Complete Sports studio.
He worked there for 13 years until October 2017.
Okosi also worked various times as Correspondent, Content creator and Editor at Sports Market International Magazine, Opera News, All Nigeria Soccer Media and Iconic Media Watch.
He also undertook freelance writing gigs for some local and international organizations.
Okosi is a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Association of Movie Producers (AMP), Association of Voiceover Artistes of Nigeria (AVOA), Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) and Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
He has been part of cast in some Nollywood movies and radio dramas including Blood Money 2, Scores To Settle, Dead End 2, Another Campus Tale and Battle Line.
Aside mainstream media and the entertainment industry, he has interests in scouting/unearthing of talents in the sports and creative sectors, exports business and property development.