AFCON 2023: Not a Great Game For Me – Stanley Nwabili on Super Eagles Victory Over Ivory Coast

AFCON 2023: Not a Great Game For Me - Stanley Nwabili on Super Eagles Victory Over Ivory Coast

Nigeria edged out Ivory Coast 1-0 in a tense AFCON Group A clash, but Super Eagles goalkeeper Stanley Nwabili isn’t celebrating just yet.

AFCON 2023: Not a Great Game For Me - Stanley Nwabili on Super Eagles Victory Over Ivory Coast

While he kept a clean sheet for the second consecutive game, the young stopper admits to mixed emotions, Footballrover reports.

Highs and Lows for the Wall in Green

Expressing mixed emotions, he told Soccernet how pleased he was for the team’s victory while also acknowledging that his own performance fell short of his expectations.

He voiced a desire to get more involved, play with greater confidence, and ultimately have more fun on the pitch.

“No, I’m not happy. I feel I should be doing more for my country, so I don’t feel it was a great game for me or how my game usually is,” he said.

Nwabili, who started against both Equatorial Guinea and Ivory Coast, acknowledges the pressure of manning the net for a nation hungry for AFCON glory.

He’s eager to prove his mettle and become a true wall in green.

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From NPFL to AFCON: Nwabili’s Journey

The 19-year-old’s journey to AFCON is one of perseverance. Before soaring to the PSL with Chippa United, he honed his skills in the NPFL, representing renowned clubs like:

  • GO Round FC
  • Wikki Tourist FC
  • Enyimba Int’l FC
  • Lobi Stars FC
  • Katsina United FC

His experience in the Nigerian league laid the foundation for his current success, and Nwabili is determined to keep building.

Eyes on the Prize: Guinea-Bissau Awaits

With one game left in the group stage, the focus shifts to Guinea-Bissau.

A win secures Nigeria’s place in the knockout rounds, and Nwabili is ready to play his part.

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He’s hungry for redemption and eager to show the nation his true potential.

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