Free scoring Kano Pillars striker, Junior Lokosa yesterday received the inaugural Eunisell Boot Award at a ceremony in Lagos.
It came with a prestigious trophy and N3, 800,000.00 – N200, 000 for each of his 19 goals scored during the 2017/2018 NPFL season.
Initiated by leading global chemical and specialty fluid management company, Eunisell, the award celebrates the highest goal scorer in the Nigerian domestic top flight.
The event also showcased the unveiling of the Eunisell Boot Award, which will be an annual event. The Eunisell Boot seeks not only to honour the top performer, but also to make players work on their game, be more competitive and boost the profile and interest in the domestic league.
Speaking at the event, Group Managing Director of Eunisell Limited, Chika Ikenga said “We are here to honour the top goal scorer of the 2017/2018 NPFL season – Junior Lokosa of Kano Pillars who scored a magnificent 19 goals in a season that was cut short, making his achievement even more memorable.
With each goal valued at N200, 000 by Eunisell, Lokosa received the sum of N3.8million and a trophy.
Lokosa in this thank you speech was elated and he said, “I am overwhelmed at Eunisell’s determination to change the status of Nigerian footballers and the game. Today it is Junior Lokosa tomorrow, it could be another player.”
Lokosa said he already has his sights set on the 2018/2019 Eunisell Boot. “It is a big challenge for all of us in the league and we must keep improving so that other companies will emulate what Eunisell is doing here. Thank you
Eunisell, Thank you to my team and coach I am really grateful. Winning this award has brought me into the limelight and has boosted my profile, now I am in the Super Eagles.
Speaking further at the event, Ikenga said ‘Football is Eunisell’s main corporate social responsibility programme as we recognize that it creates opportunities for our youth and fosters and nurtures their talent. Importantly, it allows them to fulfill their dreams.
There are so many success stories of our young players who have gone on to become stars both in Nigeria and in premier leagues overseas. But for that to continue and grow, the game requires corporate Nigeria to get behind it and we are proud of our involvement.”