NPFL leading scorer Lokosa (photo credit: LMC Media)

Junior Lokosa scored twice to increase his goals tally to 18 as Kano Pillars beat Katsina United 3-1 on Sunday to sustain pressure on leaders Lobi Stars in the NPFL.

The NPFL leading scorer opened the scoring in the eighth minute, while Nwagua Nyima doubled the lead in the 37th minute.

Lokosa grabbed his brace in the 48th minute to make it 18 goals in 20 games.

Pillars remain in second on 35 points, two shy of Lobi, who have played two games less, while Katsina are in fifth spot on 30 points.