Stanley Nwabali is a professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Nigeria's Super Eagles, as well as Chippa United in the South African Premier Soccer League (PSL). In this article, we'll talk about his career, statistics and net worth.
Stanley Nwabali biography
At the moment, not much is known about Stanley Nwabali's early life. The shot-stopper was born Stanley ‘Bobo' Nwabali on 10th June 1996, in Lagos Nigeria. He weighs 82 kg (180.8 lbs) and is 1.96m (6 ft 5 in) tall.
It's important to note that Nwabali is a ball-playing goalkeeper. These are goalkeepers who possess exceptional game reading skills, confidence with the ball at their feet, and strong communication abilities with their teammates. Not only is he good with his feet, Stanley Nwabali is also capable of long-range throws, which can help with counter attacks.
Interestingly, Nwabali is also good at saving penalties. According to Chippa United coach Morgan Mammila, “Stanley Nwabali has to save 10 penalties in training every day, it's a rule.” This statement was made after the former Lobi Stars goalkeeper saved two spot kicks in a Nedbank Cup victory over Polokwane.
Stanley Nwabali club career
Stanley Nwabali kicked off his career with Go Round FC in the NNL, the second tier of Nigerian football. After an impressive campaign in 2017, he helped the team achieve promotion to the NPFL for the first time in their history.
In Go Round's debut NPFL season, Nwabali kept eight clean sheets in 12 home games. Although the league was postponed indefinitely, he caught the eye of two-time CAF Champions League winners Enyimba, who signed him the next season.
After two years with the People's Elephant (where he won an NPFL title), Stanley Nwabali made the switch to Wikki Tourists in July 2020. In May 2021, he signed for Lobi Stars, before moving to Chippa United in March 2022.
Nwabali's affair with the Nigeria Professional Football League ended in October 2022, when he joined Chippa United in South Africa. However, his debut didn't come until 30th December, when he saved a penalty in a 1-1 draw at Stellenbosch. Stanley Nwabali became the team's starting goalie in August 2023.
Stanley Nwabali international career
It's important to note that Stanley Nwabali made his Super Eagles debut in a friendly match against Mexico in September 2021. However, that game didn't go as well as he had hoped, as he conceded four times in a humiliating 4-0 loss.
After that loss, Nwabali did not earn another cap for Nigeria's national team for over two years. However, Super Eagles coach Jose Peseiro made the trip to South Africa in order to watch Nwabali in action; and in the same month, the former Lobi Stars goalie was called up for the Super Eagles' 2023 AFCON squad.
Stanley Nwabali net worth
To be fair, the details of Stanley Nwabali's contract with Chippa United aren't public knowledge; and because of that, it's difficult to determine how much he earns, or his net worth. However, the 27 year old has a market value of €100k, according to Transfermarkt.
1️⃣1️⃣ – Since Stanley Nwabali left Wikki Tourists for Lobi Stars, Wikki Tourists have conceded eleven goals in their past three #NPFL games. Cornerstone
— Engineer Kowope (@Undisputed_Jsam) May 23, 2021
- Stanley Nwabali was in contention for safest hands in the NPFL in 2021.
- Stanley Nwabali saved a penalty in his debut for Chippa United.
- Nwabali assisted the only goal in Chippa United's victory over Cape Town Spurs on 25th August 2023.
- Stanley Nwabali kept seven clean sheets in his first 15 games in South Africa's PSL.
- Nwabali conceded four times in his Super Eagles debut in 2021.
This article was most recently revised and updated 2 months ago