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Collins defends decision to shun Super Eagles invitation


Super Eagles defender, Jamilu Collins has said he was right to pull out of Nigeria’s last two friendlies against Saudi Arabia and Mozambique.

The left-back was named in a 23-man squad for the friendlies by Nigeria head coach, Jose Peseiro.

Collins was however unable to honour the invitation due to fitness concerns.

The 29-year-old shed more light on his decision to pull out of the squad.

“Me not going to the national team was for my own self,” he told a press conference ahead of Cardiff City Sky Bet Championship clash against Swansea.

“I’ve been out for a long time and the gaffer told me not to because he wants me to rest due to the issues with my hamstring. I think the advice was the right one for me.

“I just play and if the national team coach is impressed with the performance, he will stick with me.”

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