Ghana Legend Fatau Dauda Hails Progress of Former Roommate and Nigeria Goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali

Ghana Legend Fatau Dauda Hails Progress of Former Roommate and Nigeria Goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 20, 2024 at 7:52 AM
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  • Fatau Dauda has lauded Super Eagles goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali
  • The former Ghana goalie was roommates with Nwabali at Enyimba
  • Nwabali has been on the radar of several clubs after the 2023 AFCON

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Former Ghana goalkeeper, Fatau Dauda, has praised the progress of Nigeria goalkeeper, Stanley Nwabali.

The legendary Ghanaian shot-stopper played alongside Nwabali during his time in Nigeria with Enyimba FC.

Nwabali was then a young goalkeeper coming through the ranks when he met Dauda, who was already an established name on the continent.

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Staley Nwabali and Fatau Dauda playing for Ghana and Nigeria at major competitions. Photo: MB Media/ Stuart Franklin
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The new Black Stars goalkeeper trainer helped groom and shape the career of Nwabali, who later moved to South Africa to continue his work. Dauda had spent years in South Africa, where he represented Orlando Pirates and Chippa United.

"We used to share the same locker room in Aba Nigeria in 2019, with the most successful club in Nigeria (Enyimba International Football Club), the People's Elephant. Keep on being a listener as always. Stanley Nwabali aka “BoBo” stay focused and keep pushing, I wish you all the best in your career," wrote Dauda on X, formerly Twitter.

Nwabali became Nigeria's first-choice goalkeeper at the Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast, helping the West African nation to the final of the tournament, where they lost to the host nation.

The 27-year-old is set to leave Chippa United at the end of the season, as reported by the Nigerian Observer.

Nwabali set to leave Chippa United

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Stanley Nwabali could leave Chippa United at the end of the season following interests from several clubs including some in Europe.

The Super Eagles goalkeeper gained attention for his outstanding performances for Nigeria at the Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast, leading the team to the final of the competition.

The 27-year-old reportedly turned down an offer to extend his stay at the Premier Soccer League side.

Nwabali sends Chippa through with penalty heroics

Sports Brief also reported that Stanley Nwabali saved a penalty as Chippa United progressed to the semi-final of the Nedbank Cup.

The Nigeria goalie denied TS Galaxy's Pogiso Sanoka from the penalty spot and went on to keep another clean sheet.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.