Onto the next one – Nwabali speaks on fears of him missing Angola clash

Super Eagles goalkeeper, Stanley Nwabali, has addressed the fears of football fans that his injury might prevent him from being in the starting 11 against Angola at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Chippa United shot-stopper was forced off the pitch after he sustained a knee injury during the 2-0 victory over Cameroon in the last-16 match.

Nwabali took to his Twitter (X) page to thank those who have been sending messages and he noted that as humans anything could happen to anybody.

Ahead ahead of Nigeria’s AFCON quarter-final clash with Angola on Friday, fans have been wondering about his readiness to play, but in his post, he declared that he was ‘onto the next one’.

He said: “Thanks to everyone who checked up and showed disquiet in one way or the other at this strenuous time, I appreciate. We’re all human and anything is prone to happen. Onto the next one.”

Meanwhile, in related news…

Head coach of the Nigerian national football team, Jose Peseiro recently expressed hopes that goalkeeper, Stanley Nwabali will recover in time for their game against Angola.

Speaking after Super Eagles qualified with a comfortable 2-0 win over Cameroon, Peseiro told reporters that they will assess Nwabali to know his fitness level.

Furthermore, he revealed that the asides from himself, the players also want the AFCON show stopper to be in their next game.

Peseiro said: “We will assess the state of Nwabali’s injury in the next 24 to 48 hours. It’s difficult to assess his condition while we were in the match. But I am hoping that he will be fit for the next match. I want him to play. And the players want him to play.”