Kano Pillars forward Junior Lokosa has scored 14 goals already and admits “I’d never started a season so well.”
Lokosa netted a double for Masu Gida in the 4-0 drubbing of FC Ifeanyi Ubah on Wednesday afternoon.
The striker arrived from First Bank FC in 2017 and has found the net 14 times in 15 games in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) this term.
“I’d never started a season so well and scoring so many goals, so naturally I am happy and want to continue working at this tempo,” he told Futbalgalore.com.
“We know that to win the NPFL title, it’s important to pick up points on home turf. We didn’t manage it against Niger Tornadoes, so it was crucial to do it against FC Ifeanyi. It was a wonderful effort from the team as we played well and converted our chances.
“There is a game coming up against Wikki Tourists, because they have a group of talented players.
“Our squad is very strong and was well prepared during pre season, so with each passing game we are improving.
“I am certain that as the season goes on we will become more dangerous, because we’re working so hard to improve.”
The forward believes it’s too early to talk of a NPFL challenge – “there’s a long way to go.”
“We played a great game against FC Ifeanyi Ubah, but there’s a long way to go,” Lokosa cautioned.
“We’re working hard for the match against Wikki Tourists. The team is playing well, and at a high level, but we can’t stop.
“The NPFL title? We can’t talk about that, because the League season is still long. Obviously we hope to continue like this, because we’re doing great things.”
The striker is yet to win his first cap for the Super Eagles, but is hoping his form for Pillars will put him in contention.
“Getting to the national team is a dream I’ve since I was a child. If I keep playing like this at Kano Pillars I hope to get to the national team soon.
“I’m working hard to do my best on the pitch and give even more. There are a lot of top players in the team, and it’s an honour to play with them.”