The Abuja Football College prodigy, who spoke to AOIFootball.com from his base in Germany, stated that he now hopes to end the year on a positive note with Paderborn whom he hopes will move off the relegation zone before the New Year.
“It’s been a fantastic year for me I must admit. From playing in the Bundesliga 2 and then gaining promotion to play in the Bundesliga, it was a massive step in my career.
“Then came the AFCON with Nigeria. That was the highlight of the year for me because playing for Nigeria at a major tournament had always been my target but to play and clinch a bronze medal was extra special,” Collins enthused.
The 25-year-old further added that although the transition from the second tier league to the Bundesliga has been tough for Paderborn, he has particularly stood out for them.
He also described his debut goal against Bayern Munich as one of his standout performances in the league so far.