Russia 2018

Provisional squad list inclusion a ‘dream come true’ for Lokosa

Super Eagles new invitee Junior Lokosa has expressed excitement following  his inclusion in Nigeria’s World Cup provisional squad stating that it is a dream come true.

The NPFL topflight forward was preferred by coach Gernot Rohr ahead of the likes of Henry Onyekuru, Brown Ideye and Junior Ajayi.

The Kano Pillars striker also declared that he will take up his chance and work towards making the final 23-man squad list.

“I give God the glory and the coach [Gernot Rohr] for this opportunity,” Lokosa told Goal.

“It is a dream come true for me. Every Nigerian player – either at home or abroad definitely wants to represent the country. It is a wonderful privilege for me to make the [World Cup] list.

“I am ready to take this great opportunity and do my very best to justify my inclusion. I have been giving my best in each day for any team I play for because I believe that’s what we make me a better person and that has got me to where I am now.

“It was the decision of the coach to give me the golden chance and I am focused on giving a good account of myself in the Super Eagles’ camp. I believe that I can make it to Russia.”

Lokosa is NPFL’s leading scorer this season with 18 goals in 20 starts for the Sai Masu Gida boys.

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