Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen ensured that goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali received due acknowledgment for his outstanding performance in the Africa Cup of Nations, Newspremises reports.
The Chippa United shot-stopper secured his fourth clean sheet as Nigeria triumphed over Angola with a 1-0 victory, advancing to the AFCON 2023 semi-finals.
Nwabali’s pivotal save in the fourth minute thwarted Angola’s Mabululu, setting the stage for Ademola Lookman’s decisive goal in the 41st minute.
Osimhen who recognized Nwabali’s contribution, escorted him to the fans in the stands after the game, resulting in a celebratory chant captured in a social media video.
The 27-year-old goalkeeper’s achievement of four clean sheets marks a historic feat, making him the first Nigerian goalkeeper to accomplish this at the prestigious African tournament.
As Nigeria eyes success, they await the outcome of the match between South Africa and Cape Verde to determine their semi-final opponent.
The three-time African champions last clinched the Africa Cup of Nations eleven years ago in South Africa, according to BBC reports.