AFCON 2023: Nwabali Joins Eagles' Full Training Session Ahead of Crunch Angola Match, Video Emerges

AFCON 2023: Nwabali Joins Eagles' Full Training Session Ahead of Crunch Angola Match, Video Emerges

  • The Super Eagles of Nigeria have intensified preparations for their 2023 AFCON last-eight duel with Angola with a training session on Tuesday, January 30
  • Goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali appeared to have shrugged off an injury sustained against Cameroon
  • reports that after missing at least two training sessions, he finally joined the Super Eagles' full training session journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9-year-experience covering sports and football

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire - Super Eagles goalkeeper, Stanley Nwabali, joined his teammates in their full-session training on Tuesday, January 30.

The development is good news for many Nigerian football fans as Nwabali, 27, has looked assured in the four games he has kept at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2023.

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Goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali is in contention for the Super Eagles’ next game against Angola at the Stade Félix-Houphouët-Boigny in Abidjan. Photo credit:Visionhaus
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AFCON 2023: Nwabali is back

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Recall the Chippa United of South Africa goalie was fouled by Georges-Kevin N’Koudou while saving a cross in his box in Nigeria's match against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon on Saturday, January 27. He then requested to be substituted in the 80th minute after receiving an initial treatment on the pitch.

He was seen at the end of the game with his knee strapped. Since then, many Nigerians have been curious about his availability for the quarter-final game against Angola on Friday, February 2.

Now, going by a video from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) TV, shared by the former media officer of the Future Eagles, Adepoju Tobi Samuel, Nwabali should be available for selection against the Palancas Negras.

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AFCON: Peseiro gives update on Nwabali's injury

Earlier, reported that the head coach of the Super Eagles, Jose Peseiro, said that Nwabali underwent scans for a potential knee injury following the AFCON round of 16 tie against Cameroon.

Despite this, Peseiro expressed his desire to have Nwabali as the goalkeeper for the upcoming quarter-final clash against Angola.


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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at

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