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The 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) is scheduled to be the 34th edition of the biennial African tournament organised by CAF. Image: Sporting News

Kaizer Chiefs chasing Nigerian AFCON star

A reported Kaizer Chiefs target has made the final cut in an impressively star-studded Nigeria squad heading to AFCON.

AFCON 2023 Bafana Bafana Orlando Pirates

The 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) is scheduled to be the 34th edition of the biennial African tournament organised by CAF. Image: Sporting News

Chippa United goalkeeper Stanley Nwabili has made the Nigeria squad for the upcoming AFCON tournament in Ivory Coast. Nwabili is reportedly a target of Kaizer Chiefs.

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NWABILI GETTING OFF TO AFCON

27-year-old Chippa goalkeeper Stanley Nwabili is excelling for the Chilli Boys and that form has earned him a call-up for the Nigerian Super Eagles with national team boss Jose Peseiro even visiting him recently. Nwabili has seven clean sheets in the South African Premier Division this season, only Sundowns keeper Ronwen Williams has more.

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Stanley Nwabili of Chippa United during the DStv Premiership 2023/24 game against Orlando Pirates at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Gqeberha on 15 August 2023 © Deryck Foster/BackpagePix

KAIZER CHIEFS HOT ON THE HEELS OF NWABILI

With the uncertain goalkeeping situation at Naturena, Stanley Nwabili has emerged as one of the frontrunners to challenge Bruce Bvuma for the number 1 spot. According to SoccerLaduma, Chiefs could make a move for him in January. They might have to wait until after Nigeria returns from their quest to win the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time since 2013. in South Africa.

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Kaizer Chiefs Naturena Village in all its glory. Image: Ernest Makhaya

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