Nigeria’s goalkeeper, Stanley Nwabali, has disclosed his football role model. Nwabali expressed admiration for Bayern Munich legend Manuel Neuer, citing him as his mentor. He emphasized his fondness for watching videos of Neuer before match days, finding motivation from the legendary goalkeeper.
During an interview at the ongoing 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Ivory Coast, Nwabali also mentioned his enjoyment of playing as Neuer on PlayStation. In a video shared by photojournalist Pooja on X, the Chippa United star stated, “I love playing my PlayStation, I love watching my role model, I love watching Manuel Neuer even before my game.”
Nwabali emphasized his routine of watching Neuer even two days before a match, including in the dressing room, as part of his pre-game ritual. The goalkeeper has been showcasing an impressive performance for the Super Eagles at AFCON, tallying four clean sheets and conceding only one goal.