Stanley Nwabali: Kaizer Chiefs Turn Attention Away From Super Eagles Goalkeeper

Stanley Nwabali: Kaizer Chiefs Turn Attention Away From Super Eagles Goalkeeper

Chukwu Ikechukwu
February 29, 2024 at 11:51 AM
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  • Kaizer Chiefs are seemingly no longer interested in Stanley Nwabali
  • The Super Eagles goalkeeper was one of the stars of the 2023 AFCON
  • Nwabali has attracted interest from several clubs in Africa and Europe

Kaizer Chiefs have seemingly ruled themselves out of the running to sign Super Eagles goalkeeper, Stanley Nwabali, following his heroic exploits at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

The 27-year-old, who presently plays for DStv Premier League outfit, Chippa United, was one of Nigeria’s best players at the competition in Ivory Coast, keeping in all seven matches.

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Kaizer Chiefs are said to no longer be interested in signing Nigeria goalkeeper, Stanley Nwabali. Photo by DeFodi Images.
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According to The South African, the goalkeeping duo of Bruce Bvuma and Brandon Peterson have signed a contract extension at Kaizer Chiefs, meaning the club is not in a hurry to sign any more keepers.

The Amakhosi have been rumoured to be one of the top clubs interested in signing Nwabali as they prepare to do away with club legend and former South Africa first-choice goalkeeper, Itumeleng Khune.

Khune’s contract with Kaizer Chiefs runs out at the end of the season, and the club is unwilling to extend the deal of the veteran, who has been sidelined for most of this season after an act of indiscipline.

Nwabali wants Chippa United stay

Meanwhile, Nwabali has expressed his desire to extend his stay at Chippa United for one or two more years after returning to a hero’s at the club for his exploits at the AFCON, Daily Post reports.

PSL giants, Kaizer Chiefs, and Belgian Pro League outfit, Union St Gilloise, are reportedly interested in the Super Eagles shot-stopper, who kept four clean sheets at the competition in Ivory Coast.

Nwabali joined Chippa United from Nigeria Premier Football League side, Katsina United, in 2022 after previous stints with Go Round, Enyimba, and Lobi Stars, and finds himself in rather high demand.

Nwabali urged to leave Chippa United

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Super Eagles assistant coach, Finidi George, has advised Nwabali to quit Chippa United and move to a bigger team in Europe or Asia.

The 53-year-old urged the Nigeria keeper to make a big move now to not to regret it in the future, with the attention on him at its peak due to his exploits at AFCON 2023.

Chippa United has reportedly set an asking price of ₤2 million for the Nigerian goalkeeper, who lasted over 490 minutes without conceding during the competition.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..