Cardiff City defender, Jamilu Collins has promised the Super Eagles will not disappoint Nigerians when the face Lesotho and Zimbabwe in 2026 FIFA World Cup qualification games this week.
Collins alongside Turkey based defender Kenneth Omeruo and Real Sociedad forward Sadiq Umar were the early birds in Uyo to honour invitation for the games.
Nigeria’s Super Eagles will begin their 2026 FIFA World Cup qualification journey Vs Lesotho on November 16 at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo before travelling to face Zimbabwe three days later.
” We are excited for the games coming up, everyone called up is looking forward to it,” Collins told the Super Eagles media upon arrival at the Victor Attah International Airport, Uyo.
“The mindset is Let’s do it again , the one you guys are promoting at the moment . We believe in Nigerians, we know they will always support us. We are always grateful to the fans for their support. We want to give them a good result.”
Collins recently returned to the national team set up after an achilles tendon injury kept him on the sidelines for almost a year.
During his long lay-off, the likes of Boavista man, Bruno Onyemaechi and FC Porto’s Zaidu Sanusi held sway as the teams left-back’s to increase competition for shirt in that role.
For Collins, there is no competition for shirt in the Super Eagles as everyone is in team to make the country proud.
“There is no competition, we are in the national team, everyone is here to give their best. Whoever has the chance to play must give their best. I don’t think there is competition, we are here to make our country proud,” Collins added.
Nigeria will begin training for the Lesotho clash on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at the practice pitch of the Godswill Akpabio International, Uyo.
Visiting Crocodile of Lesotho are expected to land in Uyo on Tuesday morning.