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Nwabali gives injury update ahead of quarterfinal with Angola



Super Eagles goalkeeper, Nwabali Stanley

Super Eagles goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali has given an update on the injury he suffered during Nigeria’s 2-0 win over Cameroon in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament.

Nwabali was substituted in the 80th minute for Francis Uzoho after a collision with Georges-Kevin N’Koudou left him in pain.

Speaking to the media after the game, the Chippa United F.C. goalie said he was still feeling some pain, but he would have to wait for the doctor’s report.

Super Eagles manager Jose Peseiro claimed the team’s medical staff was yet to assess the extent of Nwabali’s injury but was hopeful he will feature for Nigeria in the quarter-finals.

The Super Eagles defeated their arch-rivals Cameroon with two goals from Ademola Lookman, who opened the scoring in the 36th minute after Victor Osimhen found him inside the box.

Lookman eventually sealed the win when he poached home to win it 2-0 for the three-time champions.

The Super Eagles will face Angola at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium on Friday for a place in the semi-finals.

The team will be hoping to continue their winning streak and secure a spot in the next round of the tournament.

AFCON tournament has been full of surprises and exciting moments so far, and the Super Eagles have been a standout team.

With their impressive performance in the group stage and their victory over Cameroon, the team has shown that they are a force to be reckoned with.

About Nwabali

Stanley Nwabali is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Chippa United in the South African Premier Soccer League and the Nigeria national team.

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He was born on June 10, 1996 in Lagos, Nigeria. He started his career with Go Round FC in 2019, before moving to Enyimba in 2020.

Nwabali then played for Lobi Stars and Katsina United in 2021, before joining Chippa United in 2022.

He made his debut for the Super Eagles in a friendly match against Mexico in 2021.

Nwabali is 1.96 m tall and has a market value of €250,000.

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