BREAKING NEWS : QPR given boost in transfer race for ‘fantastic’ AFCON star

QPR have been linked with a bid for the Nigeria international, who might be available on a free transfer at the end of this season.
QPR could renew reported transfer interest in Nigeria international goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali this summer after learning that the shot-stopper could be available as a free agent at the conclusion of the season.

The Championship club was connected with a bid for the player in January, but the deal did not materialize. Nwabali impressed in goal for Nigeria at the Africa Cup of Nations earlier this year, prompting transfer speculation.

The 27-year-old helped his national team reach the tournament’s final, where they were defeated by hosts Ivory Coast, but he made an impression along the way. He is now playing for South African club Chippa United, where he has nine clean sheets in 20 league games this season.
Nwabali is likely to become free agent.
According to South African outlet Soccer Laduma, Nwabali will not sign a contract extension with Chippa United at the end of the season, with the club looking to replace him with Orlando Pirates’ Richard Ofori. The goalie might potentially be available for free transfer for QPR.

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There are still worries over Asmir Begovic’s future in goal for the Rs, and bringing in a new goalkeeper appears to be one of Marti Cifuentes’ top priorities this summer. Begovic, who is 36 years old, has faced criticism from fans at times this season, despite the Catalan coach’s support. The former Chelsea and Stoke City man signed a one-year contract last summer and is set to leave Loftus Road at the end of the season.

Former Nigerian number one and 1994 AFCON winner Peter Rufai commended Nwabili for his performance in this year’s campaign. Rufai stated, “During the opening encounter against Equatorial Guinea at the AFCON, I saw Stanley Nwabali for the first time. After seeing his performance, movement, communication, and poise, I concluded that Nigeria had finally found a dependable goalie for the Super Eagles.

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“Throughout the tournament, Nwabali grew and maintained supremacy in the six and sixteen-yard sections of the field. His ability to anticipate and read the game was excellent.

Nwabali came approximately 30-40 meters away from his goal to avoid a potential threat to the Super Eagles.”
Union St Gilloise and Al Ettifaq are reportedly interested in the AFCON standout, but Nwabili has yet to receive any solid offers. He told FARPost: “To be honest, I haven’t seen anything on my table since AFCON. Perhaps those teams have spoken with my team or my manager. But there’s nothing we can do at this time.

“And they cannot approach me because it would be unprofessional. They must visit my club or my management. So I’m not sure whether there’s anything on the table, perhaps waiting for the summer or transfer window. You are aware that most clubs always do this. When they express interest, you are opening the door to other clubs.

“So, some individuals constantly keep it a secret, and they only get you once. “I don’t know anything right now.”

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