He may have played in Nigeria's last 2 matches against Libya, Paderborn of Germany-based left-back Jamilu Collins still has elements of his game that requires improvement according to someone who should know: Ifeanyi Udeze who occupied Nigeria's left back position between 2001 and 2005.
Speaking on espn.com, the ex-Nigeria international said: "He (Jamilu) is good, but we still need to watch him play more games.I like his recovery and he knows how to cover from the left side. But he needs to get himself involved more during the game."
Collins is now expected to grow into the left back/left wing-back role of the Super Eagles alongside Idowu, and to some extent, Aina who were there before him. He does have the unique advantage of being the only natural left footer of the three.
Competition should be of immense benefit to all three players. But more importantly, if Collins does reach the potentials that many expect, he could well be a long-term solution to the Super Eagles left-back issues. Neither Idowu nor Aina has been overly convincing in that role.