Stanley Nwabali Fires Kaizer Chiefs Alert With Comments About South African League

Stanley Nwabali Fires Kaizer Chiefs Alert With Comments About South African League

Edwin Kiplagat
updated at May 16, 2024 at 8:35 PM
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  • Stanley Nwabali has backed South African players for not moving abroad
  • He said the PSL offers plenty of good things which persuade them to stay
  • The Chippa United goalkeeper has been linked to several clubs in Europe

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Nigerian goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali who is heavily linked with a move to Kaizer Chiefs has suggested that he would stay in the PSL.

Most players plying their trade in South Africa have decided to stay in the league rather than move to Europe.

Chippa United and Nigeria goalkeeper, Stanley Nwabali, said there are many reasons why players have no reason to move abroad.

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Stanley Nwabali and Ronwen Williams are players likely to move to Europe in coming seasons. Photos by Visionhaus and Masashi Hara.
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Nwabali was Nigeria's hero at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations and has been linked with a move abroad. However, no deal has materialised since the tournament concluded.

The 27-year-old goalkeeper was recently asked why there are more West African players in Europe than South Africa.

He said they have no reason to go to Europe because the PSL is lucrative, per Far Post.

"If your league is nice, you’re getting paid, you’re getting sponsors, what are you leaving for?"

Nwabali highlighted why a player like Ronwen Williams, South Africa's captain and Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper, doesn't need to go to Europe.

"Ronwen Williams is at Sundowns, he gets everything he wants, he’s got the name, the sponsor, his family is here, everyone is supporting him, he’s the captain of Bafana Bafana. To me, the league is okay," Nwabali added.

Some of the best-paid players in Africa play in South Africa. The Nigerian added that players would likely leave under one condition.

"If you want to challenge yourself, you can still leave. It depends on you if you can cope there; if you can’t cope there, it’s fine to just come back and play your football."

Nwabali is expected to leave the Chilli Boys soon after two successful seasons, per Transfermarkt.

Nwabali addresses transfer rumours

Sports Brief previously reported on Nwabali addressing rumours linking him with a move away from Chippa.

He stated he hasn't received an offer but feels one could be forthcoming during the summer transfer window.

Peter Rufai backs Nwabali

Sports Brief also reported on Nigeria's legendary goalkeeper, Peter Rufai, tipping Nwabali to become the country's No. 1 goalkeeper.

The 1994 AFCON winner said his performance at the 2023 AFCON was enough for him to start over Francis Uzoho and Maduka Okoye.

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Edwin Kiplagat has five years of experience in journalism working as a Sports Editor at Africa Insight Communications and ESPN. Edwin Kiplagat is a Bachelor's Degree holder in journalism from the Multimedia University of Kenya.
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