AFCON 2023: Eagles Goalkeeper Nwabali Speaks About Playing South Africa, Says “I Know Dem Well”

AFCON 2023: Eagles Goalkeeper Nwabali Speaks About Playing South Africa, Says “I Know Dem Well”

  • Super Eagles goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali has been one of the biggest revelations at the 2023 African Cup of Nations
  • A video of him speaking about the team he wishes the Super Eagles to play in the Semi-finals has created quite a stir online
  • During an interview after the Angola game, Nwabali spoke to some journalists where he revealed that he preferred to play South Africa in the semi-finals over Cape Verde

Fast-rising Super Eagles goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali recently shared some details about playing South Africa in the semi-finals of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON), and it has sparked reactions online.

Nwabali, who recently set the record as the first African goalkeeper to keep three consecutive clean sheets at the AFCON since its inception, talked tough ahead of the Eagles' clash against South Africa.

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Eagles goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali and Bafana Bafana
Stanley Nwabali spoke ahead of the semi-final match against South Africa. Photo credit: @nwabali32/@bafanabafana
Source: Instagram

Despite his record at the AFCON being matched by South Africa's number-one goalie, Ronwen Williams, the Nigerian goalkeeper seems unfazed by the threat the Bafana Bafana might pose to the Super Eagles' ambitions.

Nwabali talks about match against South Africa

After noting during an interview that he would prefer to play South Africa over Cape Verde, he was asked about his confidence level, being that the former knows him very well.

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This is because Stanley Nwabali plays professional football in South Africa with Chippa United.

He responded to the comment by saying that as much as they know him, he also knows them very well.

Watch the viral interview below

Netizens react to Nwabali's interview captured some of the comments to the trending viral clip:

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"You got your wish Stan."


"The match won't get to penalty shootout self."


"Naso I love his confidence."


"90 mins who won win don wins self."


"Give am Naija economy he go save am."


"The Great Wall of naija."


"E be like say na South Africa get the best keepers in the world ooo. On Wednesday is battle of best goal keepers between you and Williams. Safe hands OBARA JESUS."


"South Africa is good in the midfield more than us and that makes their game more tactical than ours, I pray we survive it."

Super Eagles goalkeeper Nwabali returns to training recalls reporting a video that emerged online some days ago, which showed the moment injured Nigerian goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali returned to the Super Eagles camp.

Nwabali had picked up a knee injury in the Eagles' round of 16 match against Cameroon.

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Since then, many Nigerians have been apprehensive about the Super Eagles' quarter-final match against Angola.


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