Nigeria goalkeeper Stanley Nwabili has been an essential player for the Super Eagles in their journey to the semi-finals of Afcon. In response to transfer news, Nwabili exclusively spoke to Kickoff, expressing his focus on Nigeria and Chippa United. He has four clean sheets in the tournament and last conceded in the opening fixture against Equatorial Guinea, similar to Ronwen Williams of Bafana Bafana. At Chiefs, Bruce Bvuma has been impressive, possibly securing his position in the goal ahead of Itumeleng Khune and Brandon Peterson.
If Khune stays at the club, Nwabili could work alongside him, which would be beneficial for his development. Moving to a prestigious club like Chiefs and the potential for regular game-time would also aid his progress. Although Mamelodi Sundowns are dominating, Chiefs could benefit from Nwabili’s skills as a consistent number one goalkeeper. The professional environment at Chiefs could inspire Nwabili’s game to reach a higher level and strengthen the team’s defense.