By Adeboye Amosu:
Kano Pillars forward, Junior Lokosa, is thrilled to have received the maiden Eunisell Boot Award and a sum of N3.8m for emerging top scorer in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) last season, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
Lokosa, scored 19 goals to finish as top scorer in the NPFL in the 2017/2018 campaign.
Each of the goal scored by Lokosa was valued at N200,000 by Eusinell, a leading global chemical and specialty fluid management company.
“It’s a big honour to be recognised for my performance in the NPFL last season and I want to thank the sponsor (Eunisell) for their kind gesture,” Lokosa told reporters at the ceremony in Lagos.
“This is no doubt a big plus for the NPFL and I hope it will be sustained for a long time as it will definitely bring out the best in we the players and improve the quality of the league.
“I want to thank my teammates at Kano Pillars for their support as they make it possible for me to win this award. I hope to win more individual and team accolades in future.”
Lokosa linked up with Kano Pillars from First Bank FC during the second part of the 2016/2017 season and later became a key member of the squad following his goal scoring prowess.
He was named in Nigeria’s provisional squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and is one of the five players in the stand-by list for the Super Eagles 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against South Africa and the friendly game against the Cranes of Uganda.
Former Enyimba striker, Mfon Udoh holds the record of the most goals (23) scored in a single season in the NPFL.