Kano Pillars forward, Junior Lokosa has turned his attention to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in September, after failing to make the Super Eagles World Cup squad.
Lokosa, who was one of the five players dropped by Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, promised to continue to work harder to increase his chances of being considered in the future.
Lokosa, who described the Eagles manager with a golden heart for the home-based players, said he hopes to be in Cameroon for the 2019 AFCON next June after it was shifted from January by Confederation of Africa Football (CAF).
He was particularly grateful to Rohr for the opportunity to feature for the Eagles against Congo DR in Monday’s international friendly, which ended 1-1 in Port Harcourt.
“I want to continue working hard so I can get more opportunities with the National team. I know the Africa Cup of Nation is around the corner, so I will have to keep scoring to remain in spotlight.
“The Eagles manager has tried and I am grateful for the opportunity he gave me and my other colleagues.
“I know that the World Cup is a big stage and to get a national shirt is very competitive. But I am grateful for the opportunity,” the former First Bank FC of Lagos star concluded.