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Super Eagles’ new invitee Lokosa hopes to make debut against DR Congo

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Junior Lokosa

Newly-invited player of the Super Eagles, Junior Lokosa is looking forward to making his international debut when Nigeria battle the Democratic Republic of Congo in an international friendly on Monday.

The Kano Pillars striker, who currently stands as the highest goal scorer in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) with 18 goals, was one of the two forwards who got their maiden Super Eagles call up in the 30-man World Cup provisional squad by Gernot Rohr.

The Eagles, currently camping in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state ahead of their sixth World Cup appearance, will play DR Congo at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt.

The friendly against the Leopards avails Lokosa the opportunity to play in the national team colours for the very first time, and the 24-year old says he cannot wait.

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At the Uyo camp, Lokosa told reporters: “I can’t wait to play my first game for the Super Eagles. It’s has been my ambition right from when I started playing football and it’s very close now.

“The atmosphere in camp is great and it’s been a wonderful experience for me. The old guys have help me to settle down well.

“We are all looking forward to the game against DR Congo on Monday and I hope I will get the chance to play.”

The Super Eagles are billed to also play England in Wembley on June 2 and then Czech Republic on June 6 in Austria, before jetting out to represent the country in the World Cup finals in Russia.

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