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)




Super Eagles left-back, Jamilu Collins has declared himself battle ready for Nigeria’s quest for a fourth continental glory even as the player continues to bask in the euphoria of his club’s promotion to the German Bundesliga, reports.


Speaking exclusively to, the former Abuja Academy prodigy said that he remains very proud of himself and what the team have been able to achieve this season.


“I’m extremely happy and proud of myself and my teammates that we came this far. This is the result of our hard work and God gave us the promotion so we thank him for everything.


“Now I have to focus more on my country and the Nations Cup. I have to continue to work hard to ensure I live up to my dreams. I have gained promotional already with my club so I want to do well with Nigeria also at the Nations Cup,” Jamilu concluded.


The 24-year-old featured in all of SC Paderborn 34 league matches as they returned to the Bundesliga for the first time in 4 years and was also a very active member of the Super Eagles during the qualification stages of the 2019 AFCON.