Super Eagles left back Jamilu Collins is set to join Union Berlin from his current relegated team Paderborn according to media reports.
With the cut-throat nature of competition for places in the Super Eagles becoming fiercer by the day, any player who values his slot in the team these days would – in most instances – need to be located in a top competitive league. Already a Nigeria International, this uplift from the Bundasliga 2 to summit of German football is undoubtedly a step in the right direction for 25 year old Collins who is seeing his grip on the Super Eagles left full back position slowly slip through his fingers. Having successfully brushed Brian Idowu aside, Jamilu (in the eyes of some fans) have somewhat struggled to make the left fullback position in the Super Eagles his personal property. Personally, I think he has done okay in Nigeria colours. However, Rohr’s relentless search for options in that position would suggest that the German tactician still views that department as an area of mild concern.
And Collins has reasons to be concerned: the emergence of Zaidu Sanusi and resurgence of Ebuehi could place strain of his Super Eagles starting 11 status. Plus, Ola Aina seldom disappoints when deployed as a left full back. Funny enough, in no less than 15 matches for Nigeria as full backs, Aina has 3 assists while Collins has 0. But there are nuances in the way different players interpret their positions. Jamilu Collin, a natural left footer, is disciplined defensively whilst not shy of supporting the attack when required. This move back to the Bundasliga should enhance his profile and help acuminate his full-back skills even further. Having made his international entrance on 11 September 2018, Collins has gone on to accumulate 15 caps for Nigeria earning 8 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses. He has been a valuable member of the team. Copyright © 2020 Afrofooty.com. All rights reserved. The information contained here may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of the author.