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Is Nwabali set to make a move to Soweto? Image: X

REVEALED: Why Kaizer Chiefs won’t be signing Stanley Nwabali

Back to the drawing board.

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Is Nwabali set to make a move to Soweto? Image: X

Kaizer Chiefs will need to find a new goalkeeper target after discovering why Chippa won’t sell them Super Eagles star Stanley Nwabali.

Chippa United reluctant to sell Nwabali to Kaizer Chiefs

According to SoccerLaduma, Salim Magoola is now at the top of the Amakhosi goalkeeping shopping list. Their sources believe Ugandan keeper Magoola, on the books of Richards Bay, is a more realistic option than Super Eagles and Chippa stopper Stanley Nwabali. That’s because Chippa want to attract wealthier buyers, and who can blame them?

“The club wanted to sign Stanley (Nwabali), but it seems if he leaves Chippa, they would want him to go to Europe and not locally. So the chances of Chiefs getting him are very narrow; hence they have inquired about Richards Bay goalkeeper Salim (Magoola),” said the Siya source.

“It’s not the first time they have inquired about him as they have been monitoring him as one of the potential options to replace Itumeleng (Khune) as an experienced goalkeeper. To tell you the truth, that looks more likely to happen at the end of the season compared to the Nwabali move,” the source said

“The move will also have conditions depending on where Richards Bay will be playing next season. There could be a player swap involved in the deal if they are still in the DStv Premiership next season. So for now, as much as Chiefs have inquired about Salim, there could be other players involved as well, and that’s just to show you how serious they are about the goalkeeper,” the source concluded.

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Stanley Nwabali trains with Chippa United in Gqeberha. Image: @chippaunitedfc/X.

New Stanley Nwabali price tag changes everything

27-year-old Chippa and Nigeria goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali was a surprise inclusion at Afcon for the Super Eagles. However, he took the opportunity with both hands, if you’ll pardon the pun. He was an ever-present for the eventual runners-up, making seven appearances at the showpiece and keeping four clean sheets. Chippa has slapped a R30 million price tag on the excellent goalkeeper.

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

Another Blue Monday for Chiefs

After defeat to Chippa at the weekend, Amakhosi are now 8th in the league only ahead of ninth-placed Golden Arrows on goal difference. Ironically, former Orlando Pirates striker Bienvenu Eva Nga scored in Chippa’s 2-0 win. Additionally, former Amakhosi star Kamohelo Mahlatsi appeared off the bench.

Who would you like to see wearing the gloves for Amakhosi next season? Let us know in the comments section below.


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