Jamilu Collins scores first goal in 888 days as SC Paderborn secure hard fought league victory

Collins’ goal vs Holstein-Kiel was his first in Paderborn colours in 888 days, dating back to his September 2019 goal against Bayern Munich.

Jamilu Collins scores first goal in 888 days as SC Paderborn secure hard fought league victory

Super Eagles and SC Paderborn defender scored in his side’s 4-3 away win over Holstein Kiel on Friday evening.

At halftime, Fiete Arp had cancelled out Ron Schallenberg’s opener, but the goals came thick and fast in the second half.

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With fourteen minutes remaining, the home team was three goals down thanks to goals from Maximilian Thalhammer, Florent Muslija, and Collins.

In the 81st minute, Alexander Mühling made it 4-2 with a penalty, and Benedikt Pichler further reduced the deficit on 88 minutes to set up a tense finale to the game, which Paderborn were able to hang on to win.

Collins’ goal against Holstein Kiel was his first in Paderborn colours in 888 days, dating back to September 28, 2019, when he scored against Bayern Munich.

Due to his lack of game time at Paderborn, Rangers youngster Calvin Bassey was invited ahead of the former Rijeka fullback.

28 September 2019, North Rhine-Westphalia, Paderborn: Soccer: Bundesliga, SC Paderborn 07 - FC Bayern Munich, 6th matchday in the Benteler Arena. Paderborn's goal scorer Jamilu Collins (M) celebrates his goal to 2:3 with Uwe Hünemeier (l) and Klaus Gjasula (r). Photo: Friso Gentsch/dpa - IMPORTANT NOTE: In accordance with the requirements of the DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga or the DFB Deutscher Fußball-Bund, it is prohibited to use or have used photographs taken in the stadium and/or the match in the form of sequence images and/or video-like photo sequences. (Photo by Friso Gentsch/picture alliance via Getty Images)
28 September 2019, North Rhine-Westphalia, Paderborn: Soccer: Bundesliga, SC Paderborn 07 – FC Bayern Munich, 6th matchday in the Benteler Arena. Paderborn’s goal scorer Jamilu Collins (M) celebrates his goal to 2:3 with Uwe Hünemeier (l) and Klaus Gjasula (r). Photo: Friso Gentsch/dpa – IMPORTANT NOTE: In accordance with the requirements of the DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga or the DFB Deutscher Fußball-Bund, it is prohibited to use or have used photographs taken in the stadium and/or the match in the form of sequence images and/or video-like photo sequences. (Photo by Friso Gentsch/picture alliance via Getty Images)

Collins is amongst the seven players on the reserve roster for the upcoming 2022 World Cup playoff matches against Ghana.

Collins hasn’t played much for Paderborn because his contract expires on June 30, 2022, and his future is uncertain.

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