By Adeboye Amosu:
Kano Pillars forward, Junior Lokosa, is elated to end his barren run in front of goal after grabbing a brace in his side’s 2-0 win against Heartland on Sunday and insists they are on course to challenge for the title this season, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
Lokosa failed to register a goal in Pillars’ previous two games against Wikki Tourists and Lobi Stars, but hit the net twice against bottom club, Heartland in the Nigeria Professional Football League matchday 19 encounter at the Sani Abacha Stadium.
The former First Bank of Lagos striker also increased his goal haul for the season to 16 and is on now on course to break Mfon Udoh’s 23-goal mark.
The win also saw Pillars move from seventh to third position in the table, six points behind leaders Lobi Stars.
“I’m happy with the two goals against Heartland. The fact that we won also makes it a good a one for me,” Lokosa told CSN.
“I was disappointed with my performance in the previous two games against Wikki Tourists and Lobi Stars and challenged myself to do better in subsequent matches.
“It’s good to see the hard work come to good effect. Now, I have to keep working hard and keep scoring and helping the team.
“The win has put us in a good position in the table even though we are not at the top yet, but we will work hard to get there.
“We are on course to challenge for the title and won’t relent until we achieve our objective.”