Kano Pillars striker Junior Lokosa has expressed his delight at being part of the national team fold, ahead of today’s pre-World Cup friendly against DR Congo
The Super Eagles will face the Leopards in what is their send-off match before they head to [England first] Russia to the Mundial.
“It’s an honour. A big one to role with the big guys I sit and watch every weekend. I’m very happy.”
Despite being one of only three home-based players in the current team, and the only who hasn’t featured for Nigeria at any level internationally, Lokosa says he’s been very well accepted by the other players.
“There’s no disparity in camp. They’ve all welcomed me very well. The captain Mikel was happy to have me.”
“It’s also great to have all these great teammates around me. The likes of Onazi, Balogun and Troost-Ekong always help put everyone in order. I’ll just go out and do my best”
With 18 goals in 20 games for Kano Pillars this season, Lokosa is topscorer in the NPFL, and he’s due to play from the start in today’s friendly. But he won’t be asking for too much as regards to starting at the World Cup, or even being there for that matter.
“I’m not under pressure to start. I feel the say way I felt playing my first match for Pillars vs Niger Tornadoes.”
“I’m living a dream already. It’s been a long journey to get here already. My family will be proud of me if I reach the World Cup.”, said Lokosa.