Chippa United Open to Selling Goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali Amid Transfer Interest

Chippa United willing to let star goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali leave for a better offer after his impressive AFCON performance, with QPR, Al Ettifaq, and Kaizer Chiefs interested.

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Chippa United Open to Selling Goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali Amid Transfer Interest

Chippa United Open to Selling Goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali Amid Transfer Interest

Chippa United's owner Siviwe Mpengesi has revealed that the club is willing to allow their Nigerian goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali to leave if they receive a better offer from clubs like QPR, Al Ettifaq, or Kaizer Chiefs this summer. Nwabali, who was recognized as the second-best goalkeeper at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, has attracted interest from several clubs after his impressive performances, where he kept four clean sheets and helped Nigeria reach the final.

Mpengesi confirmed that Chippa United will not prevent Nwabali from leaving if a good offer arrives, stating, "We are in talks with a few clubs abroad regarding Stanley's future. If a superior offer comes, we will not hold him back from leaving. He merits a superior opportunity, especially after his impressive performance at the AFCON." The 27-year-old former Enyimba of Aba goalkeeper has continued to impress for the Chilli Boys, who have now reached the semi-final of the Nedbank Cup.

Nwabali, who is expected to be a free agent at the end of this season, has kept nine clean sheets for Chippa United this season and has an assist to his name. The club is open to facilitating Nwabali's progression, whether it be through opportunities abroad or within the local Premier Soccer League. Chippa United are also reportedly targeting Ghanaian goalkeeper Richard Ofori as a prospective replacement for Nwabali.

Why this matters: Nwabali's potential transfer highlights the growing international interest in African goalkeeping talent and the impact of strong performances at major tournaments like the Africa Cup of Nations. The move could also have significant implications for Chippa United's future success and their ability to attract and develop top-tier players.

As the transfer window approaches, Mpengesi emphasized that the club's priority is to ensure Nwabali's continued development and success, even if it means parting ways with their talented goalkeeper. With interest from clubs in England, Saudi Arabia, and South Africa, Nwabali's future remains uncertain, but his impressive performances for both club and country have undoubtedly put him in the spotlight as a sought-after goalkeeper in the upcoming transfer market.

Key Takeaways

  • Chippa United willing to let Nigerian GK Nwabali leave for better offer
  • Nwabali impressed at 2023 AFCON, keeping 4 clean sheets for Nigeria
  • Clubs like QPR, Al Ettifaq, Kaizer Chiefs interested in Nwabali
  • Chippa United targeting Ghanaian GK Ofori as potential replacement
  • Nwabali's transfer highlights growing interest in African goalkeeping talent