Zakaria Naidji Top Scorer of Algerian League 1 Championship
Zakaria Naidji, striker of Paradou AC, won the title of top scorer in the 2018-2019 season of Ligue 1 Mobilis. Formed originally at the Paradou JMG academy, the Algerian neo-international, who won his first selection in March against Gambia, has scored 20 goals and 5 assists in 30 games this season to finish well ahead of his rivals in the scorers’ standings.
Naidji, who turned 24 in January, is only the tenth player in league history to have crossed the bar 20 goals in one season On a season.
He joins a list that contains big names such as Hacène Lalmas, Rabah Gamouh and Mokrane Baïleche. Naidji is also the first player in the league to have passed the 20-goal mark in the last 24 years, the last year was in the 1994-1995 season, when Tarek Hadj Adlane scored 23 goals for JS Kabylie. Zakaria native of Bordj Bou Arréridj, author of 31 goals in 52 games in two seasons in Ligue 1 Mobilis, could leave his training club this summer for Europe after a remarkable season, following in the footsteps of his former teammates Ramy Bensebaini and Youcef Atal or Farid El Melali.