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South Africa's Thamsanqa Mkhize (L) vies for the ball with Nigeria's Collins Jamilu during the African Cup of Nations qualifier match between South Africa and Nigeria on November 17, 2018 at Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by PHILL MAGAKOE / AFP) (Photo credit should read PHILL MAGAKOE/AFP/Getty Images)

 

Contrary to reports in the media that SC Paderborn and Super Eagles left-back, Jamilu Collins is out with an ankle injury and may miss Nigeria’s back to back AFCON 2021 qualifier against Sierra Leone, the defender has declared that he is fine and will be ready for selection, AOIFootball.com can authoritatively confirm.

Various media outlets reported that the Kaduna-born hardworking player is a doubt for the games and that Coach Gernot Rohr may have to name a replacement for Collins.

But speaking exclusively to AOIFootball.com from his base in Germany, the former Rijeka of Croatia player dismissed the reports, insisting he is fine and will be available for the Sierra Leone cracker.

When asked via his official Instagram page by AOIFootball.com’s Ayodele Olu Ibidapo about the nature of the injury and when he would recover, Collins said:

“I’m fine and doing well. Never mind those stories you read out there, see you soon my friend,” he replied.

The 25-year-old, who made his debut against Liberia in 2018 in an international friendly, has featured 11 times for the Super Eagles and was part of the Bronze Medal winning team from the last AFCON in Egypt.

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