The hope of former Kano Pillars striker Junior Lokosa to continue his career in the Tunisia Lique One has finally been dashed, OJB Sport reports.

Lokosa moved to the Tunisia Lique One in 2018 from Kano Pillars after he emerged top scorer of the Nigeria Professional Football League.

He signed for the Africa champions Espearance with the hope of securing a regular football action with the modest club.

But injury hampered his progress with the club after he made cameo appearances for the club and domestic competitions.

Espearance on Wednesday announced the termination of his contract on a mutual consent after the team head coach listed him among the dropped players ahead of the new season.

Lokosa started his professional career with First Bank of Lagos before moving to Kano Pillars in May 2017.

He scored five goals in 14 league games up to the end of the 2017 season.

By the midway point of the 2018 season, Lokosa had scored 14 goal in 15 matches.

In May 2018, he went on trial with Bulgarian club Ludogorets, and he also had a trial at Norwegian club Brann.

At the end of the season, he received the Eunisell Boot Award after his 19 goals placed him top of the NPFL scoring charts, earning him N3.8million (N200,000 for each goal).

After trials in China, he joined Espérance Sportive de Tunis on 14 January 2019, signing a two-and-a-half-year contract.

Lokosa made his international debut for Nigeria in May 2018 in a friendly against DR Congo.

Lokosa was named in the 30-man provisional squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, but did not make the final 23.