It has been reported that some South Africans have issued threats to Super Eagles goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali, warning him not to return to his club following his outstanding performance against the country during the AFCON 2023 semifinal match.
Nigeria’s victory in the game led to the elimination of the Bafana Bafana team from the tournament.
It is said that some South Africans are not pleased that the goalkeeper prevented their team from making it to the finals.
Nwabali, who plays for Chippa United in the South African Premier League, has been solid between the goalposts for Nigeria in the 2023 AFCON tournament ongoing in Ivory Coast.
Nwabali gave a superb performance against Bafana Bafana in the semi-final clash on Wednesday, February 7.
During the match, Nwabali showcased his skills as he thwarted multiple attempts by South African players. He continued his impressive form in the penalty shootout by saving two spot-kicks.
Nwabali’s saves were enough for the Super Eagles to knock out South Africa 4-2 on penalties, which qualified Nigeria to take on Ivory Coast in the 2023 AFCON final on February 11.
Speaking on Nwabali’s heroics so far in the tournament, former Nigerian keeper, Idah Peterside, said some fans have already told the Super Eagles shot-stopper not to return to Chippa United after the tournament.