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No regrets over World Cup snub, says Junior Lokosa

20:44 EAT 03/06/2018
Junior Lokosa
Despite being dropped from Nigeria's squad to Russia, the Kano Pillars star says he has taken his drop in good fate

Junior Lokosa insists he harbours no hard feelings against Gernot Rohr following his drop from the Nigeria squad to the World Cup in Russia. 

The 24-year-old was dropped alongside Hull City's Ola Aina, Bursaspor's Mikel Agu, Lokomotiv Plovdiv defender Stephen Eze, Standard Liege's Uche Agbo and Plateau United's Dele Ajiboye from the squad to Russia.

Having made his international debut against Congo DR,  the Kano Pillars man, who has scored 18 goals in 21 games for the Masu Gida Boys this season, is pleased with the experience.

"I am very happy getting a chance to play for the Super Eagles and make my debut against Congo DR," Lokosa told Goal.

"For me, making the provisional squad was a huge lift for my career and I will forever be grateful to the coach and Nigeria Football Federation for the opportunity given to me. 

"It is not easy to make the 30-player squad because it's the dream of every Nigerian player. I would have loved to play at the World Cup but God knows best.

"I have no regrets because it was a wonderful experience and I wish to appreciate everyone and my club Kano Pillars for their great support." 

Gernot Rohr's men are drawn against Argentina, Croatia, and Iceland in Group D and they will begin their campaign against the Blazers in Kaliningrad, Russia on June 16.