NPFL Top Scorer Lokosa Fails To Shine In Super Eagles Training Session In Unusual Role

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The top scorer in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Junior Lokosa of Kano Pillars took part in his second training session of the senior national team of Nigeria.

Lokosa was named in the 30 man provisional list of the senior national team of Nigeria by coach Gernot Rohr on the strength of his 18 goals haul in the NPFL in his first full season with Kano based Kano Pillars.

Yesterday he had his first training session with the team and impressed during a mini game the players had among themselves with one of his goals leaving about three defenders sprawling on the turf.

In today’s session after the traditional shooting drills, Lokosa was named in one of the teams during a mini training match alongside Alex Iwobi and another freshly invited forward in Simy Nwankwo of Crotone.

The Kano Pillars man was played from the left side of the three man attack and he struggled to have any impact in the game, failing to beat his man in numerous dwell.

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Primarily a centre striker, Lokosa found it hard to cope playing out wide on the flank during the session which lasted for a little over an hour and ended 1-1 with Simy and Kelechi Iheanacho scoring the goals for their respective teams.

Shedrack Obi