Kano Pillars’ Junior Lokosa has stated that he is eager to help his club win the league title and won’t mind exchanging the top prize for the highest goal scorer award for that to be possible.
Lokosa returned to Sai Masu Gida team with a bang penultimate weekend when he scored his team’s equalizer in their 1-1 draw with Rivers United at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano for his 19th goal of the season on his return from the Super Eagles camp.
The attacker revealed that he and his teammates were hurt that they could not close up the gap on the league leaders, Lobi Stars despite the plethora of chances they created against lucky Rivers United but affirmed that all hope is not lost.
“I am happy to score again but I have always said that it is my desire to lead Kano Pillars to the league title just like some players did for the club in the past,” Lokosa told Goal.
“I have been shown the record of some players who have won laurels for Kano Pillars and what the team has done to remember them. They have their names embossed in the clubhouse for record purpose. I will even like to trade the highest scorer award for me to achieve that target.
“I am not seeking personal glory. I want to help my club to win the league and the opportunity of adding the highest goal scorer award sufficed also I will grab it with both hands. It was unfortunate that we could only secure a draw against Rivers United.
“We deserved the three points because we were better and had two of our goals canceled by the match officials. We must move on from there and hope for the best in our subsequent matches after the World Cup break.”
The striker affirmed that he has put behind him his World Cup snub and has embarked on a deserved break to enable him to return with a refreshed player when the league matches reconvene at the end of the world showpiece in Russia.
“I have gone on a break like other players and I want to come back having rested well enough to conclude the season in style.
“I don’t plan to spend the break differently the way I have spent the other ones. I will be with my family members to enjoy their company until the break is over. I will continue to work harder too to ensure that I don’t relent in my target which is to win the league title with Kano Pillars and if the highest scorer award comes along the way I will be happier too.”
Pillars are third in the league table with 38 points from 24 matches.