Former Nigerian international Peter Rufai believes Super Eagles goalkeeper, Stanley Nwabali has done enough to earn the number one spot in the goalkeeping department for the senior national team.

Recall that After his shock inclusion in the 2023 AFCON squad, Chippa United goalkeeper has won the hearts of Nigerians following his amazing performances in the tournament in Ivory Coast, where he helped the Super Eagles to a silver medal.

Nwabali proved to be the solution to Nigeria’s goalkeeping problems since Vincent Enyeama and Carl Ikeme left the team as he relegated former number Francis Uzoho to the bench in the 34th AFCON.

However, in a chat with, the 1994 AFCON winner stated that Nwabali’s performance at the tournament must have earn him Eagles number one goalkeeper ahead of others.


“There is no doubt that Nwabali’s performance at the 2023 AFCON has put him in a better position to continue as the team’s number one goalkeeper.

“He has proven himself beyond every reasonable doubt based on what he has achieved within the space of three weeks of the tournament.

“For me, he has done enough to remain Super Eagles number one goalkeeper.”



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