Age Discrepancy – NPFL Top Scorer Lokosa Disagrees With Kano Pillars Over His Real Age


A mild disagreement over the true age of red hot Kano Pillars striker Junior Lokosa is currently going on between the present top scorer in the Nigeria Professional ‎Football League (NPFL) and the Kano based team.


Lokosa who has scored ten goals for from eleven games this season in the NPFL ‎had trials in Norway three years ago before joining Kano Pillars last season from Lagos based side First Bank Football Club.

The striker on his part said he is 24 years old while Pillars officially claim that he is 22 years old. A fact backed by the player’s league licence signed by the player for registration in the NPFL.

Despite the confusion over his true age, there is no confusion over his ability to put the ball in the back of net judging by his present streak in the NPFL, which could see him shatter the NPFL record of 23 goals a season scored by Mfon Udoh of Enyimba three seasons ago.

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As opposed to many top scorers in the Nigeria Professional Football League in past seasons, Lokosa have scored just once from the spot unlike most top scorers in the league in previous seasons, who rely more on penalties to grow their tally.

Already tipped to leave the Kano side for a team abroad, it is believed that Lagos born Lokosa who is now the darling of the Kano Pillars faithfuls isn’t keen on representing Nigeria at youth level, as he is more concerned about taking his trade abroad.

Ade Emmanuel