AFCON 2023: Peseiro reveals reasons for including Nwabili in Super Eagles’ squad

Super Eagles head coach Jose Peseiro has hinted that he included goalkeeper Stanley Nwabili in the Super Eagles squad for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations because of his performance for South African club Chippa United.

Peseiro visited Chippa United to assess Nwabili last month and was impressed with the goalkeeper’s performance to include him in his squad for the AFCON.

The Portuguese stated that the shot-stopper showed good quality in training and competitive action.

“We believe in him (Nwabili) because he showed good quality, good performance, and good capacities. Now I hope he displays the same quality he showed at his club”, Peseiro told NFF TV.

The 27-year-old will compete with Francis Uzoho and Olorunleke Ojo for a starting berth in the team.

The former Enyimba goalie has been capped once at international level by Nigeria.