Stanley Nwabali remains a potential candidate for the upcoming quarter-final clash against Angola if he successfully undergoes a last-minute fitness assessment scheduled for Wednesday.
After sustaining a mild ligament injury in the Round of 16 match against the Indomitable Lions on Saturday, the 27-year-old goalkeeper has been under the care of the medical team.
They are diligently evaluating his condition, with the final fitness test set to take place 48 hours before the crucial encounter with the Palancas Negras.
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Expressing optimism, team officials stated, “Fingers crossed. If all goes well, he might be available for selection.”
Known for his confident presence in goal and his ability to launch impactful attacks with long kicks, the Chippa United goalkeeper has endeared himself to Nigerians throughout the tournament.