Jamilu Collins (middle) flanked by fans after Eagles training in Uyo

Gernot Rohr has given a strong hint that Jamilu Collins could make his official Super Eagles debut against Libya on Saturday after closely monitoring him at his German club.

“Collins is interesting for us. He has the qualities to play very well for us,” the Eagles coach said.

“Perhaps he will start the game (vs Libya).

“It is not just because he has a good left foot. He has a good physique, he’s quick, he can go forward and he is defensively strong.

“I saw him play for Paderborn when they beat Cologne 5-3 and he did very well.

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“Two, three years ago, Paderborn were in the Bundesliga and they now want to come back (to the top flight). They have a really strong team.

“What I also saw from him before the Seychelles game was good, but he had a little injury, he wasn’t 100% to start the game.

“He started the game in Monrovia against Liberia and he was good.”

However, Rohr equally admitted the competition for the left fullback position is open in the absence of Elderson Echiejile, who has yet to secure a new club.

Ola Aina and Bryan Idowu are the other options for Rohr in this position.


By Kola Daniel in Uyo


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