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Afcon 2019: Jamilu Collins can play against Cameroon - Rohr

4:16 AM GMT+8 06/07/2019
Jamilu Collins - Nigeria vs. Libya
The 24-year-old has missed all Super Eagles games in Egypt but is set to return against Clarence Seedorf’s men

Jamilu Collins will be available for selection when Nigeria trade tackles with Cameroon in Saturday’s Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) Round of 16 clash.

The defender suffered an injury during the build-up to 2019 Afcon which saw him miss all Super Eagles’ encounters in the preliminary round.

Now Collins has been declared fit for the clash against the Indomitable Lions billed for the Alexandria Stadium.

However, captain John Obi Mikel and right back Shehu Abdullahi will play no part in the match.

“We have good news from [Jamilu] Collins, he can play now but I’m not sure if he will start or not but he will be on the bench,” Rohr told the media.

“We only have an injury to John Obi Mikel who will not be able to play this match [on Saturday], while Shehu is still under treatment and is starting training now but won’t be playing this match."

This will be good news for the three-time African champions as they hoped to continue their dominance over the reigning African champions in their quest to win a fourth African title.

Victory for either side will hand them a quarter-final berth against South Africa or Egypt for a place in the last four.