LBA Announce Junior Lokosa NPFL Player of the Season

LBA Announce Junior Lokosa NPFL Player of the Season

Foremost organizers of the Nigeria Professional Football League award, League Bloggers Awards (LBA) has declared Kano Pillars' forward, Junior Lokosa, as the highest goal scorer and player of the season, for the 2017/18 season.

The season came to an end unexpectedly and log leaders, Lobi Stars, were named representatives of Nigeria in the 2018/19 CAF Champions League.

Lokosa scored 19 goals to finish as the top scorer when the league was concluded after Matchday 24.

In a statement, the LBA said: “The LBA took its decision based on statistics available as at Matchday 24.

“Lokosa had a fantastic campaign right from the first round when he entered the history books as the first player to score 14 goals after 19 matchdays in the top division in Nigeria.

“Overall, he made significant contributions to the performance of his team and was clearly the poster boy.

Lokosa's feat attracted the attention of the Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr, who listed the Kano Pillars forward on his provisional squad for the Russia 2018 World Cup and eventually made his international debut against DR Congo.

Lokosa is no stranger to records as he became the first player to win back-to-back LBA Player of the Month awards for January and February 2018 last season.

The LBA will present both awards to Lokosa on a date to be announced.

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Efe Bridget is a writer at GoalBall. She is a graduate of Mass Communication with 12 years of experience working with reputable publications.