How important will Jamilu Collins be for the Super Eagles?


A look at what has been an impressive audition for Jamilu Collins for thus far as he proved a vital cog in a well-oiled Super Eagles machine.

Most of the talk after the FIFA World Cup was about whether Gernot Rohr should start with Brian Idowu at left back for the Super Eagles, reports’s Ademetan Abayomi.

Step forward Jamilu Collins who put in good shifts in the two important games against Libya.

He has established himself as Paderborn’s starting left-back and one of the heralded players in a lineup littered with talent.

The Kaduna born defender is gifted with blistering pace, an eye for an exquisite long pass, able to pick out his teammates with laser-sharp pinpoint crosses and possesses close control and skill with remnants of a Futsal background.

There is no doubt that Jamilu Collins is an incredibly proactive left back but he is far from the finished article as because he is an attack-minded fullback, he has defensive shortcomings.

Although his pace may bail him out sometimes as it allows him to chase attackers back and recover the ball in defence, his positioning and concentration leave alot to be desired.

Although there are shortcomings to his game, he is sure to have his fair share of suitors.


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