Former goal machine of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Junior Lokosa has joined Esperance of Tunisia on a two and half-year deal.
Lokosa who came under the spotlight after he scored 19 goals in 21 league appearance for Kano Pillars during 2017/18 NPFL to emerge the league’s top scorer.
Esperance confirmed the signing of the 25-year-old who helped Pillars to the final of the 2018 Federation Cup as they were defeated by Enugu Rangers on their official twitter handle
“There, it’s done. Forward @juniorlokosa signs a 2 ½ year contract at @ ESTuniscom . Welcome boy,” the club tweeted.
Lokosa is now saddled with the responsibility to help Esperance who is second on the Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 after matchday 11 retain their title for a fourth consecutive time.
In the CAF Champions League, Esperance drew their opening group game away at Horoya.
Lokosa’s superlative performance in the 2017/2018 NPFL got him a Super Eagles call up in the preliminary squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
He was eventually dropped before the tournament in Russia after making his debut in a 1-1 friendly draw against DR Congo in May 2018.