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Jamilu Collins hails Gusau, Peseiro, Eagles team-mates after ACL recovery

SUPER Eagles defender Jamilu Collins has expressed gratitude to the Nigeria Football Federation president Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau, national team head coach Jose Peseiro and his international teammates for their support during his long battle with injury.

The left-back suffered an anterior cruciate ligament while playing for his club Cardiff City in the English second-tier and was out for nine months.

He is now recovered and said it was the first time he had ever been out for so long, adding that it was really a difficult rehabilitation and recovery for him.

“I have never suffered any injury since I started playing football professionally and to go through a whole nine months without football was a torrid period for me,” the former SC Paderborn of Germany defender told the NFF media department.

“The ACL injury experience was terrible and when treatment started it was like I got a new knee.”

Collins, who has started personal training and is expected back in action for the Championship club soon, says he is grateful to the NFF leadership including Gusau for reaching out to him during the period of his recovery.

“I want to appreciate the new NFF President, Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau; the General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi; coach Jose Peseiro, Super Eagles’ Team Administrator Dayo Enebi Achor and my Super Eagles’ team mates for reaching out and showing me love during this period. It all mattered so much to me and I’m grateful,” he stated.

Collins, 28, has won 25 caps for the Super Eagles and was part of the bronze medal-winning squad at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt in 2019.

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