AFCON AFCON 2023: Shock as Chippa United to support Nigeria because of Nwabali

Chippa United chairman Siviwe Mpengesi has said that he will be fully behind the Super Eagles over Bafana Bafana of South Africa when both sides meet in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nation semi-final encounter at the Stade Bouaké in Cote d’Ivoire on Wednesday.

In a statement by the club, Mpengesi also said that he will be backing Super Eagles goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali, who plays for Chippa United in South Africa.

“As the chairman of Chippa United and a proud South African, I find myself in a unique position during the 2023 Afcon; in that, our very own Nigeria international goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali has been a revelation,” Mpengesi said in a statement.

He added: “His performance for the Nigeria national team has caught the eye of the globe, earning him and our club international acclaim.“With Stanley’s rising profile and international attention it brings to Chippa United, the benefits have been nothing but positive.

“Therefore, I and Chippa United stand behind our player Stanley Nwabali and the Nigerian Super Eagles tomorrow (Wednesday) against South Africa’s Bafana Bafana. We wish the Super Eagles all the best.”

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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