The goalkeeper for the Super Eagles of Nigeria, Stanley Nwabali, has received medical clearance to participate in the upcoming AFCON match against Angola.

The owl news reports that Nigeria and Angola will battle for a win on Friday to progress to the next stage in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament in Cote d’Ivoire.

There were concerns about Nwabali’s availability for the game due to a minor ligament injury he sustained during the Super Eagles’ Round of 16 victory over Cameroon.

However, the Chippa United shot-stopper has fully recovered from the injury, The owl news learnt.

Reports revealed the 27-year-old trained alongside his teammates at the Police College, Cocody, Abidjan, on Wednesday night.

During the ongoing 2023 AFCON in Cote d’Ivoire, Nwabali has only conceded one goal in four appearances for the Super Eagles.

The Super Eagles will face the Black Antelopes in a quarter-final match at the Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium, Abidjan.

Recall that Taiwo Awoniyi was out of football due to a groin injury which he sustained while representing Nigeria in an international friendly in November 2023.

The injury forced him to undergo surgery and also miss the 2023 AFCON in Ivory Coast in which the Super Eagles have progressed to the quarter-finals in his absence.

In his first Premier League match in 2024, coach Santo decided to bring him on as a halftime substitute for Chris Wood, and netted his team’s sixth goal in 11 Premier League games as Forest lost 2-1 to Arsenal.

The 26-year-old Nigeria international unsettled William Saliba in the penalty box and slid the ball past David Raya in goal to reduce Forest’s deficit in the 89th minute.

This means that Taiwo Awoniyi has scored three goals in his last three Premier League games for Nottingham Forest.

Awoniyi had only two training sessions with the club before the game, but Santo was excited about his comeback and commended him for his influence in the match.

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