25 years old Kano Pillars forward Junior Lokosa successfully sealed a two and half year contract with Tunisian giants Esperance on Monday.
The Tunisian club dished out a welcome message for the Badagry boy who emerged highest goal scorer of the Nigerian Professional football league last season. His exploits just before the world cup in Russia triggered off ‘Operation include Lokosa in the World Cup squad’ campaign among soccer fans in the country.
Although he was part of the shape up friendlies just before the last 23-man squad was released by Coach Gernot Rohr, he ended up not making the team to Russia with many insisting that he would have made a difference had he been given a chance.
Excited Esperance are hoping that the coming of the Nigerian will boost their CAF Champions league campaign even as they prepare to take on FC Platinum of Zimbabwe on Friday.
Esperance are in group B which also has Orlando Pirates of South Africa and Horoya of Guinea. The four teams in the group all boast of one point after pulling a draw in their opening matches.
While Platinum played out a goalless draw against Orlando Pirates, Esperance held Horoya to a 1-1 draw in Conakry. Esperance host Platinum on Friday and has been tipped to pull a victory in that one. It is not however known whether they can unleash their new man Friday’s tie.
Esperance are defending champions of the CAF Champions league and have won the title three times, finishing as runners up four times.