The chances of the top scorer in the Nigeria Professional Football League Junior Lokosa of Kano Pillars making the Eagles squad to the World Cup is not looking likely. For this special we teamed up with Daniel Babangida, Nigeria expert of FootballPredictions.com to get some extra inside information.
Lokosa has found the back of the net 16 times in just 17 games this season after 18 round of matches in the Nigeria Professional Football League. A form which has led to calls from many Nigerians for him to be given a look in by the senior national team.
The former First Bank of Lagos forward has also spoken of his desires to make the squad of the Super Eagles for one of their friendly games before the final list for the global showpiece in Russia is announced.
However, such hopes has been played down by the chief coach of the Super Eagles Salisu Yusuf, who is the first assistant to the head of the technical crew of the team Rohr.
“It will be very difficult for any home base player to make the squad to the Russia 2018 Russia except something emergency happens because most of the foreign base players are currently doing well at their various club sides and they qualified Nigeria for the World Cup without losing a game but may be one or two home base players”, Yusuf said while speaking with Sport Radio Birla Fm 88.9. Nigeria is ready to face a difficult group in the World Cup against Croatia, Iceland and Argentina. Several World Cup predictions show this will be a hard round for the Nigerian side.