Lokosa coy on World Cup chance, keen on Pillars’ title challenge

Kano Pillars striker Junior Lokosa has stated that he is unfazed by the possibility of making the Super Eagles squad to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Lokosa, who is the NPFL top scorer by some distance this season, has been tipped by fans and pundits to gatecrash Coach Gernot Rohr’s 35-man squad list for the forthcoming Mundial following his dazzling feats for the Sai Masu Gida boys this term.

Having scored 14 league goals in 15 appearances for Pillars, the hitman is of the opinion that the national team coach has the final say on whether or not he deserves a call up. He however stated that donning the Nigerian colours will be a major breakthrough in his career.

“Playing for my country will obviously be the biggest achievement of my career, but it all depends on what the coach wants. If he feels I deserve the chance then I will grab it; if not, I will just wait for my own time,” Lokosa told AOIFootball.

The striker also expressed happiness with his progress at Pillars this season while stating that he feels the urge to ‘do more’ and help the Ibrahim Musa-led side claim the NPFL title this season.

“The season has been going on well for me. Personally, I am happy scoring vital goals to help my team in the league, but I currently want to do more and lift Pillars to the summit of the table,” the former First Bank FC ace added.

“I will say without the effort of my teammates, I won’t be scoring goals. They have been of great help to me and I want to repay them with a trophy or two at the end of the season. I don’t have a personal target for goals right now, but I would love to write my own history in the NPFL.”

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