Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) hotshot Junior Lokosa says his target is to help his club Kano Pillars claim the league title rather than break Mfon Udoh’s goals record.
The Super Eagles striker, who was on Wednesday dropped from the World Cup-bound team, has netted 18 times for Pillars this season, to propel the 4-time NPFL champions to 2nd place on the log, with 36 points from 22 matches.
The impressive goalscoring form of the former First Bank FC forward has seen him emerge favourite to shatter the 23-goal record in a single NPFL season held by Enyimba captain, Udoh. But Lokosa says he would prefer to clinch the title with Pillars instead.
“You know even in Europe, there’s always a record,” he noted, during a chat with www.busybuddiesng.com. “Ronaldo (Cristiano) has been doing that, (Lionel) Messi has been doing that.
“For me, I don’t think about that; I am just thinking about becoming a part of history in winning the NPFL with Kano Pillars. That’s my main ambition in Kano Pillars. I want to be a partaker of the Kano Pillars side that would win the league in the 2017/18 season.
“I went to Kano Pillars office and saw the list of people that won the trophy four times. I was very happy and I said ‘I wish me too can be part of this’. That’s why I’m trying my best so that we can come out victorious at the end of the league (season).”
Regarding the record, the 24-year old added that he will be delighted to smash it but remains focused on helping Pillars claim the NPFL title.
“Pertaining the record, the record is there, and I know one day someone is going to break it. It might be me or it might not be me.
“If I’m opportuned to do that, I will still be very happy, but my main target is for me to win the NPFL.”