Super Eagles goalkeeper, Stanley Nwabali, has reportedly faced threats from South African fans, warning him not to return to his clubside, Chippa United, following his standout performance against the country in the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON).
Former Super Eagles international, Idah Peterside, disclosed the threats during an interview on Channels Television on Thursday. Peterside highlighted that some fans had explicitly told Nwabali not to come back to Chippa United after the tournament, expressing their displeasure at his pivotal role in preventing the South African team from reaching the finals.
While there have been threats directed at Nwabali, Peterside clarified that no incidents of violence have been reported thus far. The tension stems from Nwabali’s exceptional performance during the semi-final clash against the Bafana Bafana on Wednesday.
During the match, Nwabali made numerous crucial saves, thwarting several attempts by South African players throughout regulation time. His stellar performance continued into the penalty shootout, where he emerged as the hero by saving two spot-kicks, ultimately securing Nigeria’s victory and advancing them to the finals of the AFCON.
Despite the threats, Nwabali’s remarkable display has earned him praise and recognition on the international stage, solidifying his reputation as a standout goalkeeper in African football.Follow us on social media