South Africans threaten Super Eagles goalkeeper Nwabali, ask him not to come back to his club

Rave of the tournament, Nwabali

Super Eagles goalkeeper, Stanley Nwabali, has reportedly been threatened by South Africans not to return to his clubside, Chippa United, following his outstanding performance against the country. 

The threats came after Nigeria's victory over South Africa in the AFCON 2023 semi final match. Nwabali, who plays for Chippa United in South Africa, has allegedly received these warnings from South African fans. 

The situation has raised concerns about the safety and security of the player. The threats have sparked a discussion about the need to ensure the safety of athletes, regardless of the outcomes of sporting events. 

The incident highlights the potential risks and pressures that athletes may face, and the importance of addressing such issues to safeguard their well-being and professional careers.

While speaking on Channels Television on Thursday, February 8, 2024, a day after the Super Eagles denied South a slot in the AFCON final, former Super Eagles international, Idah Peterside, made known the threats.

Peterside said some fans have already told the Super Eagles shot-stopper not to return to Chippa United after the tournament.

He said, however, that there have only been threats, and no violence has been recorded.

It is said that some South Africans are not pleased that the goalkeeper prevented their team from making it to the finals.

Nwabali was excellent during the semi-final clash against the Bafana Bafana in the semi-final clash on Wednesday.

The goalkeeper stopped multiple attempts by South African players during regulation time before going on to save two spot-kicks during the penalty shootout.
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