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Super Eagles boss gives update on Stanley Nwabili’s injury ahead of Quarter final clash



Super Eagles boss gives update on Stanley Nwabili’s injury ahead of Quarter final clash

Super Eagles manager Jose Peseiro has provided an update on Stanley Nwabili’s injury ahead of Nigeria’s quarter-final match at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

Nwabili, the Chippa United goalkeeper, sustained an injury during Nigeria’s 2-0 win over Cameroon in the Round of 16.

The injury occurred when he collided with Cameroon forward Georges-Kevin N’KoudouN’Koudou and was unable to continue playing. Francis Uzoho came on as his replacement after Nwabili received treatment.

Peseiro stated that the Super Eagles’ medical team has not yet assessed the full extent of Nwabili’s injury.

However, he remains hopeful that the goalkeeper will recover in time to feature for Nigeria in the upcoming quarter-final match.

“We will assess the state of Stanley Nwabali’sNwabali’s injury in the next 24 to 48 hours. It was difficult to determine his condition while we were in the match,” he said.

“But I hope he will be fit for the next match… I want him to play. And the players want him to play.”

Nigeria is set to face the Palancas Negras of Angola in the quarter-finals, but they might have to do so without their starting goalkeeper, Nwabili.

In his absence, Uzoho could be the chosen option in goal for the Super Eagles against the Black Sable Antelopes.

The match between Nigeria and Angola is scheduled to take place on Friday, February 2, at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium, according to a report by Soccerway.

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