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Stanley Nwabili: Everything You Need To Know About New Nigeria Super Eagles Invitee

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Chippa United’s goalkeeper, Stanley Nwabili, has been invited to the Nigeria senior national team for this month’s African Cup Of Nations engagement in Ivory Coast.

Who is he and what will he bring to the three-time African champions as Jose Peseiro hopes to make a huge statement in the prestigious tournament with the Nigeria Super Eagle’s team.

In case you are unfamiliar with the 27-year-old goalkeeper and where he plys his trade, Sports Journalist, Nwosu ‘Chygoz’ Chigozie has come up with an extensive profile of the man who will be expected to make a big impression on the three-time African champions.

WHO IS STANLEY NWABILI?


Nwabili is a professional goalkeeper who represents South African top-flight league giants, Chippa United.

Born 10 June 1996 in Lagos, Nigeria – the talented goalkeeper rose through the ranks of Omoku based NNL campaigners, Go-Round FC.


During his stint with Go-Round, Nwabili made remarkable impacts with the Omoku side as he guided the sticks for team to earn a place in the Nigeria top-flight league.

Showing great composure and prospects whilst in the ranks of Go-Round FC, Nwabili moved to join Nigeria Professional Football Leagues most successful clubside, Enyimba International in 202.

Nwabili’s impact with the ABA Elephant turned him a cult hero in the industrial city of ABA as he featured in Leagues games, CAF Champions League and Confederation cup.

Blossoming into a household name in the Nigeria top-flight league, the towering goalkeeper admist all transfer rumours teamed up with Benue State base team, Lobi Stars Of Markurdi in 2021.

A golden fish cannot be hidden, Nwabili showed off experience and class playing for Lobi Stats and later moved to team up with Katsina United in 2022 from where hee moved to South African based team, Chippa United in 2022.

Ranking as the second Nigeria goalkeeper in the South Africa top-flight league, Stanley Nwabili stole headlines with his outstanding and magnificent saves which turned Chippa United a side to reckon with in the South Africa elite league.

Owing to the goalkeeping challenges in the Nigeria Super Eagles team, In-Form Stanley Nwabili caught the attention of Super Eagles gaffer, Coach Jose Peseiro, who later travelled to watch the towering goalkeeper train and engage in matches.

Nwabili’s invitation for the AFCON was widely applauded by pundits and sports enthusiasts who described the Chippa United goalkeeper as the solution to the goalkeeping issues in the camp of the Nigeria Super Eagles.

Already in camp with the rest of the Nigeria Super Eagles team, the light-skinned goalkeeper will face stiff competition with the likes of Ojo Olorunleke and Francis Uzoho.

Behold the Messiah is here!

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Joshua Akpudje: Rock-Solid Nigeria Defender Listed In Erovnuli Liga TOTW

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Highly rated Nigerian defender, Joshua Akpudje, has been listed in the Erovnuli Liga Team Of The Week following his stellar performance in FC Dinamo Tbilisi 2-0 home win over Samgurali.

Akpudje and his FC Dinamo Tbilisi side squared up against Samgurali in its first Matchday of the season hoping to start on the front foot with a victory when the two sides lock horns at the Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena.

The keenly contested fixture had the host, FC Dinamo Tbilisi opening scoring at the 10th minute and doubled its lead at the 32nd second goal to end the first half infront and all maximum points at full time.

Rock-solid Nigerian defender, Joshua Akpudje, who lasted for all 90mins in the fixture was a beauty to watch as he marshaled the team backline expertly to ensure a win with a clean-sheet.

Joining FC Dinamo Tbilisi, Joshua Akpudje heartwarming display in the fixture against Samgurali earned him a place in the team of the week alongside other players who were outstanding with their various clubs.

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Weekend Review: Nine (9) Nigerian Stars Who Found Back Of Net

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Actions resumed over the weekend across many leagues as teams continue their quest for domestic and continental glory in various Matchdays.

In over a thousand games played across top leagues at the weekend, Nigerian players were outstanding with their various clubsides and here are (9) Nigerian stars who found back of the net at the weekend.

1. Chidera Ejuke (Royal Antwerp, Belgium)

The Nigerian ‘magician’ was in his usual element as he scored and bagged assists to help Royal Antwerp clinch a 3-0 win.

2. Rasheed Sodiq (Rabotinick, Macedonia)

The Nigerian defender came through with a goal to help Rabotnicki Skopje secure a win at home.

3. Terem Moffi (OG Nice, France)

The Nigeria Super Eagles star scored his side only goal in their 2-1 defeat to Tolouse.

4. Boluwatife Ogungbayi (Slavia Praha, Czech Republic)

The highly rated forward fired in a brace to help Slavia Prague B clinch a 3-0 against Admira Prague.

5. Ahmed Abdullahi (Genk, Belgium)

Red-hot Ahmed Abdullahi in his scoring element scored twice to help Jong Genk down Royal Antwerp B at home.

6. Aliyu Ibrahim (Houston Dynamo, USA)

The Nigerian winger opened his goal account in the new season regardless his side 2-1 lose.

7. Effiong Nsungusi (FC Neftchi Fergana, Uzbekistan)

Nsungusi started off life with, FC Neftchi Fergana, on the front foot as he fired a brace to inspire the team win.

8. Olakunle Olusegun (FC Krasnodar, Russia)

The Nigerian striker opened scoring for his side to earn the team a point in their 1-1 stalemate.

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Nigeria Striker, Leke James Bags Degree In Business Management

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Nigeria forward, Leke Samson James, has completed his Business and Sports Management course at the, University of Hertfordshire in United Kingdom.

James follows in the footstep of former Nigeria International, Seyi Olofinjana, Nigeria Super Eagles midfielder, Ndidi Wilfred as well as Nigeria Super Falcons duo of Rasheedat Ajibade and Uchenna Kanu. who bagged degrees in same discipline.

He started out his career in his native homeland playing for Bridge Boys.

He transferred to Aalesund on 6 January 2012,

On 26 July 2012 he made his first appearance for Aalesund coming on as a substitute at the start of the second half of the game versus Tirana in Europe League scoring twice in Aalesund’s 5–0 win. On 29 July 2012 he made his debut in Tippeligaen and also started his first match, against Stabæk.

Between 2016 and 2017 he played for Chinese club Beijing Enterprises Group in China League One.

On 30 April 2018, Molde FK announced the signing of James on a three-year contract.[2] He got his Molde debut on 26 July 2018 when he came on as a 67th minute substitute in Molde’s 3–0 win against Laçi in the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League second qualifying round. James scored Molde’s third goal in the game

On June 2019, James scored a perfect hat-trick in the first half in Molde’s 4–0 away win against Strømsgodset.[3]He scored with his right foot, left foot and his head and completed his hat-trick in 13 minutes and 45 seconds. On 11 July 2019.

After a short spell in the Saudi Pro League, James joined Süper Lig club Sivasspor on a two-year on 14 July 2021.[6]

On 30 December 2021, James scored two goals in Sivasspor’s 2–1 win over MKE Ankaragücü in the fifth round of the Turkish Cup.[7] Sivasspor would eventually defeat Kayserispor in the final to secure the club its first major honour.[8]

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