AFCON: Super Eagles’ Nwabali Cautiously Optimistic After Collision Leaves Him with Painful Injury



Nigerian goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali offered a cautious update on his injury following a collision in Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Cameroon at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations.

Nwabali, who had been impressive throughout the match, was forced off the field in the 80th minute after a heavy challenge from Cameroonian forward Georges-Kevin N’Koudou. He was replaced by Francis Uzoho as concerns over Nwabali’s condition arose.

Speaking to reporters after the game, the Chippa United shot-stopper acknowledged the lingering pain but emphasized the need for further evaluation before reaching any conclusions.

“[I don’t know but] maybe the doctor would tell, but I’m still feeling pains. You know when injury is new, you always feel pains,” he said.

Super Eagles manager Jose Peseiro claimed the team’s medical staff was yet to assess the extent of Nwabali’s injury but was hopeful he will feature for Nigeria in the quarter-finals.

The Super Eagles will face Angola at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium on Friday for a place in the semi-finals.

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