Junior Lokosa’s ambition to play in China may soon be realized as the Striker has reported completed a successful 10-day try-out with second division side Heilongjiang Lava Spring FC.
Lokosa, who finished as top scorer of the NPFL last season, had told Brila.net recently that the hitches suffered in previous attempts to move abroad won’t occur again and expressed confidence a deal will be agreed.
However despite reports that the Kano Pillars striker didn’t impress the Chinese club, we have gathered from authoritative sources the Lokosa will pen a deal when the transfer window re-opens.
ScoreNigeria.com confirmed the Nigeria International did indeed impress Heilongjiang Lava FC Spring FC and will pen a deal.
They tweeted: THE TRUE STORY #NPFL stars Junior Lokosa, Destiny Ashadi shine on trials, return to #China when transfer window re-opens
THE TRUE STORY #NPFL stars Junior Lokosa, Destiny Ashadi shine on trials, return to #China when transfer window re-opens #Nigeria #football #TransferNews @pillarsfc @fckatsinaunited @LMCNPFL pic.twitter.com/ObbSQ02eSU
— Score Nigeria (@ScoreNigeria1) November 3, 2018
The next transfer window [Window 1] in China opens on January 1st, 2019 until the 28th of February.
Lokosa’s final official match with Pillars was in the Aiteo Cup final against Rangers. The Kano based club lost 4-2 on penalties at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba.