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AFCON 2023: Goalkeeper Nwabali may face Angola – NFF

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Stanley Nwabali may still be available for selection for the quarter-final duel with Palancas Negras of Angola if he passes a late fitness test set for Wednesday, the Nigeria Football Federation has announced.

In a time when the Nigerian football scene has been lacking good goalkeepers, the Chippa United goal-tender has won the hearts of Nigerians with his self-assured posture between the sticks and his penchant for launching onslaughts with long kicks that have been unsettling the opposition at this tournament.

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According to team medics, the 27-year-old got a mild ligament injury during the Round of 16 battle with the Indomitable Lions on Saturday, and the doctors have been working on him to see if he will come good in a late fitness test 48 hours before the match

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“Fingers crossed. If all goes well, he might be available for selection.”

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