AFCON: Jamilu Collins arrives Super Eagles camp day before battle with Egypt | Dailytrust

AFCON: Jamilu Collins arrives Super Eagles camp day before battle with Egypt

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)
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)

Jamilu Collins of SC Padeborn 07, has arrived at the Super Eagles camp in Cameroon a day before their first group match at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

With Collins’ arrival, the number of players in the Nigerian team’s camp is now 27.

It is doubtful for the defender to participate in the first match against the Egyptians.

Venezia FC of Italy’s defender, Tyrone Ebuehi, had joined the Super Eagles camp on Saturday to give the team more options in defence.

Odion Ighalo is the only invited player who has not arrived at the Super Eagles camp as of Monday.

Ighalo is certain to miss the competition as his Saudi Arabian club failed to release him for the soccer fiesta.

Victor Osihmen and Emmanuel Dennis have since been dropped from the team as their clubs – Napoli and Watford – failed to release them for the championship.

The three strikers were to deliver the goals for the Super Eagles at the AFCON but the team will now have to look up to Union Berlin’s man of the moment, Taiwo Awoniyi, Almeria’s Sadiq Umar and Kelechi Iheanacho of Leicester City to lead the line.

Nigeria’s first match is against Egypt on 11th January 2022.

 

Players in camp

Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (AC Omonia, Cyprus); John Noble (Enyimba FC); Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa); Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

Defenders: Chidozie Awaziem (Alanyaspor FC, Turkey); Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); William Ekong (Watford FC, England); Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal); Olisa Ndah (Orlando Pirates, South Africa); Tyrone Ebuehi (Venezia FC, Italy); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany)

Midfielders: Frank Onyeka (Brentford FC, England); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Chidera Ejuke (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Kelechi Nwakali (SD Huesca, Spain); Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland)
 
Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Fatih Karagumruk, Turkey); Henry Onyekuru (Olympiacos FC, Greece); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Sadiq Umar (UD Almeria, Spain); Taiwo Awoniyi (Union Berlin, Germany); Alex Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Peter Olayinka (SK Slavia Praha, Czech Republic); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain)

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