"Chippa United Stands with You": Nwabali's South African Club Declare Their Support for Nigeria

"Chippa United Stands with You": Nwabali's South African Club Declare Their Support for Nigeria

  • The heat ahead of the African Cup of Nations match between Nigeria and South Africa got to a whole new level as clubs picked sides
  • A statement released by Stanley Nwabali's South African club side sparked massive reactions on social media
  • In the statement, the president of Chippa United declared that he and his team would be supporting Nwabali and the Super Eagles over the South African national team

As Africans gear up for the semifinal clash between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Bafana Bafana of South Africa, people have started coming out to declare their support.

A statement released by Chippa United, a football club that is officially a member of the South African Professional Football body, declaring its support for the Super Eagles has gone viral.

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Stanley Nwabali
Stanley Nwabali's South African club supports him and Nigeria in defeating the Bafana Bafana. Photo credit: @nwabalibobo32/@chippaunited
Source: Instagram

The president of Chippa United, Siviwe Mpengesi, released the statement on its official website, noting that the PSL club side would be throwing its support behind one of their own, Stanley Nwabali and the Super Eagles.

Chippa United taunts the Bafana Bafana

The president of Chippa United taunted the Bafana Bafana for not picking any players from his club, noting that they would rather have eight selected from Mamelodi Sundowns.

Siviwe stated that he would support the Super Eagles to defeat his home country. He also hailed the president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for hosting the best African Cup of Nations tournament in a very long time.

Read the statement released by Chippa United below:

This is the official statement released by Chippa United:

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See how South Africans reacted

Here are some of the comments that trailed the statement released by Chippa United:


"If stanley goes to Europe, the club makes more money, if SA wins, the club gets nothing still so I get."


"My new favourite SA club. God bless you guys! One love!"


"It's not personal it's business."


"And to all of you saying unfollow this page ! Chippa fc is wise ! Now that traffic is on Nwabali it’s a good time for them to also be popular and make money with this keeper ! Good for the club! A single most from a Nigerian blog will make this page get to 300k follows in 2 days."


"This is so unpatriotic borderline embarrassing from a South African football team euw."


"Could have left this in your drafts and move on."


"Lol chippa support nwabali and naija."

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"Bafana Bafana folks will come for this club and destr-y their valuables , that’s what they’re known for. My new favourite SA club. God bless you guys! One love!"


"They're clearly supporting their player. None of their players was selected for AFCON by South Africa. They stand to gain more if Nigeria wins and he continues his performance. They can demand a higher fee for his transfer."

AFCON 2023: Nwabali speaks about playing South Africa

Meanwhile, Legit.ng recalls reporting Stanley Nwabali's comments ahead of Nigeria's match against South Africa.

During an interview with a Nigerian journalist, the goalkeeper bragged that he knows many of the South African players well.

He noted that as much as they knew him, he knew them too, and he was pretty sure that his team would be able to defeat them.

Source: Legit.ng

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