Super Eagles and SC Paderborn 07 left back Jamilu Collins has said that the Eagles are determined to win the inconsequential 2019 Africa Cup of Nations last group match against visiting Seychelles on Friday, March 22nd, 2019 as well as the international friendly against Egypt on Tuesday, March 26th, 2019 slated for Late Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, Delta State.
The Eagles’ dependable left back also disclosed that the Eagles Coach has already told the players that full preparations for this year’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) would commence with the two matches and he is aware of the fact that fierce battle for shirts in the Egypt bound Eagles has started.
“The AFCON qualifying match and the friendly against Egypt are important matches because the Coach has told us that they are very important matches for AFCON preparations. So our ambition is to win the two matches and to play well too.
“Playing for the Eagles is a very serious business because there are lots of very talented players that are on standby ready to snatch your shirts if you fail to perform well and to the expectation of the Coach.
“That is the reason why I have been working very hard in my club to be very fit whenever I am called to the Eagles camp. It is a rare privilege to be a Super Eagles player and I am not ready to lose my shirt in the team now. I will continue to work very hard and play to the instruction of the team handler to justify my position in the team. I am very happy that I made the team of 23 for the Seychelles and Egypt matches”, Collins disclosed to SportingLife.ng from his base in Germany.