SC Paderborn of Germany defender, Jamilu Collins has come through with a negative diagnosis, after he and other players of the struggling German Bundesliga club went through compulsory coronavirus tests arranged by their officials, megasportsarena.com reports.
Collins was among the lot of players and staff from the team that saw the doctor at the start of this week, and the Super Eagles’ left-back would surely be overjoyed to learn that he had been declared free of any infestation of the widespread coronavirus ailment.
The club later confirmed that all 45 tests of the players and staff were negative from the deadly respiratory disease that had been diagnosed in one of Collins’ younger colleagues at the former lower division champions.
Collins and the other players had to go through the mandatory tests after Paderborn’s Germany under-21 national team player, Luca Kilian became the first Bundesliga player to test positive for coronavirus; which left the Nigerian defender and his pals heading into quarantine.
With many of the players having variously been in close contact with Kilian at different points in the central defender’s ill state, Collins and his teammates had to be isolated under close examination, during which time they trained individually to keep fit individually.
Although Collins and all his teammates have now been declared free of COVID-19, they will still have to remain at home until at least the end of next week, which means more time to rest for the dark-skinned left-back, who has played 21 games in his maiden season in the Bundesliga.
Collins, who has a single goal to his name so far this season, which he scored against Bayern Munich last September, will take confidence in the words of his club’s managing director sport, Martin Przondziono, who said: “We are very relieved, because the tension was very high among everyone involved. We will now explore when and in what form we can return to training.”