No one is more disappointed by the abrupt end to the 2018 NPFL season than Kano Pillars’ striker Junior Lokosa.
The striker who has scored 19 goals in 24 league games before the World Cup break has expressed his frustration over the circumstances that ended the league with 14 games left to play.
“My target is to score more than 23 goals so I can set a new record by surpassing Mfon Udoh’s benchmark. I have worked so hard to put my name on this since January, but it is so unfortunate that the decision to end the league has affected all my hard work.” A crestfallen Lokosa told Naijafootballplus.com in the wake of LMC’s confirmation.
The former First Bank striker was five goals shy of Mfon Udoh’s 23-goal hallmark and the latest setback means he sits behind the likes of Emem Udok and Jude Aneke on the all time scorers chart.
Lokosa holds finishing as the top scorers in high esteem but the striker is uncertain of giving the feat another shot.
“It is difficult to score 23 goals, but I was determined to break the record and with God’s favour I was close to breaking the record with five goals left to equal the record, but regardless I give God the glory for emerging the highest goal scorer of the 2018 NPFL season.”
During the break which ultimately ended the season, Lokosa has had trials in Bulgaria and Norway but uncompromising circumstances caused him to return home.