Nigeria should beat Bafana Bafana – Controversial Chippa Mpengesi throws his weight behind the Super Eagles. See why

Controversial Chippa United boss, Siviwe Mpengesi, has caused a stir by announcing his support for the Nigerian national team instead of the South African team, Bafana Bafana, in their upcoming Afcon semifinals clash.

Mpengesi’s decision stems from his goalkeeper, Stanley Nwabili, being a part of the Nigerian team and gaining international acclaim for his performances in the tournament.

In a statement released by Chippa United, Mpengesi expressed his pride in Nwabili’s achievements and the positive impact it has had on the club’s reputation.

He stated, “With Stanley’s rising profile and the international attention it brings to Chippa United, the benefits have been nothing but positive.

“Therefore, I and Chippa United stand behind our player Stanley Nwabili and the Super Eagles against Bafana. We wish the Super Eagles all the best.”

Mpengesi also took the opportunity to congratulate the Premier Soccer League (PSL) for having a high number of players representing South Africa at Afcon.

He particularly praised Bafana coach Hugo Broos for his trust in domestic players, unlike previous coaches who preferred to select players who played abroad as benchwarmers.

However, Mpengesi’s support for Nigeria did not sit well with social media users, who quickly voiced their disagreement.

One user, @K_Mfundopraise, replied to Chippa’s statement on social media, saying, “What nonsense is this?”

While Mpengesi’s support for Nigeria may be controversial, it is ultimately a personal decision based on his connection with his goalkeeper.

It is not uncommon for club bosses to support their players when they represent their national teams, regardless of the opposition.

As the Afcon semifinals approach, fans will be eagerly awaiting the outcome of the match between Nigeria and South Africa.

Mpengesi’s support for Nigeria adds an intriguing element to the contest and highlights the passion and loyalty that can exist between players and their clubs.

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