SC Paderborn of Germany defender, Jamilu Collins has dedicated the Super Eagles’ 3-2 victory away to Libya in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers to his son, whose birthday coincided with the game in Sfax.
Collins said he had been inspired to do well with the Eagles against Libya because it was his son’s birthday, and the day ended in triple celebration for him, because it was victory all the way.
Such it was, as he again played from start to finish and helped Nigeria move closer to AFCON 2019 with victory, on a special day for his son, to who he had earlier promised to do well in the game on Tuesday.
The former Flying Eagles invitee, who has now won three senior caps, after his debut against Liberia in an exhibition game to honour the West African country’s President George Weah last month, also confessed that Tuesday’s match turned out to be tougher than he expected.
Collins said: “Libya again proved to be no pushovers as they were out for revenge, but our third goal gave us the victory we needed.
“It was also my son’s birthday, but unfortunately I could not be with him and his mother because I was on duty with the Super Eagles.
“I promised them to work harder so that we will win again and thankfully we did so. And so, I have dedicated this victory to Santiago (my son).”