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​NPFL18: Junior Lokosa’s Brace Give Pillars Victory Over Katsina Utd

Nigeria Professional Football League leading scorer, Junior Lokosa has once again demonstrated his penchant for scoring goals after leading his club, Kano Pillars to victory over Katsina United on Sunday evening.

In what was dubbed North ​​West Derby, the home side triumphed over their opponent in clinical fashion spearheaded by danger man, Lokosa who had prior to this game, had scored 16 goals from 19 games.

The MatchDay 21 game played at the 16,000 capacity Sani Abacha stadium erupted into cheers and applause when the Lokosa opened the scoring in the 8h minute of the encounter to stun their rivals following an assist from Nyima Nwagua.

The Sai Masu Gida side at the early stages of the game did not give their guests breathing space as again Lokosa attempted to increase his tally in the 16th minute but his close-range effort missed the target.

Without relenting on a goal lead, the 2014 champion continued to pile pressure on the 2016 champions and their efforts yielded a result in the 37th minute when Nyima Nwagua headed in Lokosa’s cross to double Pillars’ lead.

At the restart of the second half, the home team continued from where they stopped and Lokosa once again slotted in his 18th goal of the season following a mix up in the back pass between Kappe and Katsina’s keeper, Dami Paul in the 48th minute.

However, the away side through Destiny Ashadi pulled one back in the 57th minute but wasn’t enough for a comeback.

Lokosa, as expected, was still eager for more goals but the away keeper continued to deny him his hat-trick.

Following this victory, Kano Pillars have 35 points after 21 games played and second on the league table while Katsina United are 5th with the same number of games played with 30 points.

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