Nigerian Defender Reportedly Set to Join Stanley Nwabali at Chippa United

Nigerian Defender Reportedly Set to Join Stanley Nwabali at Chippa United

Chukwu Ikechukwu
April 12, 2024 at 11:46 AM
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  • Faisal Sani is reportedly set to join PSL giants Chippa United next season
  • Sani currently plays for Kano Pillars in the Nigeria Professional Football League
  • The defender will join Stanley Nwabali on the books of Chippa United

Super Eagles goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali could be set to have another Nigerian teammate at Chippa United as the South African club is set to finalize a deal for Kano Pillars defender Faisal Sani.

The highly-rated left-back, who has been capped by both the Super Eagles as well as Nigeria U23s, has attracted serious interest from the South African club ahead of next season.

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Faisal Sani in action for the Super Eagles in an international friendly game versus Mexico in 2022. Photo by Icon Sportswire.
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According to Soccer Laduma, Sani’s deal with Chippa United is reportedly said and done and the Kano Pillars defender is expected to resume next season in the Premier Soccer League.

Sani, who has previously played for Katsina United and Kwara United in the Nigerian Premier League, will leave Kano Pillars at the end of the season when his contract with the former Nigerian champions expires.

Sani will join a long list of top Nigeria footballers like Daniel Akpeyi, Etiosa Ighodaro, James Okwuosa, George Akpabio, Ugonna Uzochukwu, Solomon Okpako, and Austin Kwem who have played for Chippa United in the past.

Nwabali discloses secret to penalty saves

Meanwhile, Chippa United goalkeeper, Nwabali, has explained how he saved two penalty kicks in Nigeria's win over South Africa at the Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast, Soccernet reports.

The 27-year-old goalkeeper boasted that the Bafana Bafana players were scared of taking penalties against him as he had a pedigree of saving penalty kicks against them.

Nwabali was voted as Man of the Match after saving two spot-kicks in the shoot-outs as the Super Eagles zoomed into the final of the competition where they eventually lost to hosts Ivory Coast.

Chippa United wallop Kaizer Chiefs

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Kaizer Chiefs suffered another embarrassing defeat this season when they fell like a pack of cards at the Buffalo Park Stadium in East London losing to Chippa United.

The home team were deserved winners with two first half goals from Eva Nga and Sinoxolo Kwayiba and another Nwabali clean sheet ensured the home team carted away all three points.

The result leaves Amakhosi in eighth position on the standings with 30 points after 23 matches.

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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..