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Red-Hot Lokosa Eyes Super Eagles Call-up, Targets NPFL Title With Pillars

Red-Hot Lokosa Eyes Super Eagles Call-up, Targets NPFL Title With Pillars

By Adeboye Amosu:

Kano Pillars scoring sensation Junior Lokosa has said that he will be glad to earn a call-up to the Super Eagles ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but claimed his biggest ambition now is to help his club win a fifth Nigeria Professional Football league title, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.


Lokosa, 24, increased his NPFL goal haul for the season to 14 in 14 games after bagging a brace for Kano Pillars in a match day 15 fixture against FC IfeanyiUbah at the Sani Abacha Stadium on Wednesday.

The forward is now nine goals away from equalling Mfon Udoh’s all-time record (23 goals) set in the 2013/2014 season.

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There have been calls in several quarters for the former First Bank of Lagos striker to be invited to the Super Eagles ahead of Russia 2018 after the team struggled to score goals in last month’s friendly games against Poland and Serbia.

“It will be a remarkable achievement if I get the chance but I am not thinking too much about that at the moment,” Lokosa told CSN.

“The number one thing on my mind now is to help my club (Kano Pillars) win the league.

“I don’t want to put too much pressure on myself and at the end of the day fail to meet people’s expectations.

“It is my dream to play for the country and I believe the invitation will come at the right time.

“I believe I still have a lot to learn and I will keep working hard to get to the required standard.”

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  • Okeren Kelvin 3 years ago

    So na every person na him wan play striking role for eagles?

  • Chima E Samuels 3 years ago

    Shhhh have you watch him play right from first bank this guy na hot cake…. I endorse him to fight for a shirt let see if Rohr will not confess. Nigerians are quick to condemn if you don’t have a name

  • Chima E Samuels 3 years ago

    If ighalo be our main striker I will not watch the world cup no time to joke… Martins injured lokosa in…. who know ball go understand

  • Ogie samuel 3 years ago

    Dats how u guys were praising okpotu,na chan expose am club football different from national team football lokosa my foot when pole like kalu adi dessers onuachu ideye Issac success bazeee Neva get shirt na lokosa dis nor be time to dey experiment

  • Felicitas 3 years ago

    What impact, how many goals, have those other names scored many goals for their clubs? Are they regulars? Are they fit presently? What we need is result (GOALS), whether is home based or abroad. Kanu Nwankwo, Jay Jay Okocha and many other great Ex-internationals of Super Eagles started from home. Pls Rhor, give that young talented, vibrant LOKOSA a chance to prove his mettle and efficacy. Cheers!!!

  • Felicitas 3 years ago

    what we want is results (GOALS) whether its home based or foreign based. most great super eagles ex-internationals started from home to stardom. lets give the young talented and energetic LOKOSA a chance to prove his mettle and efficacy in Super eagles. Pls Rhor if LOKOSA is competent kindly feature him. We need our best legs for Russia 2018. Cheers

  • Abdulrazak 3 years ago

    Morocco’s 4-0 thrashing of CHAN Eagles exposed the deficiencies of our local league. Please, let’s not confuse movement with achievement. If Lokosa was not considered good enough for CHAN, how come he is now ‘so improved’ to play in the World Cup?