You might expect leading lights from Kwara United or Enyimba to be the Nigeria Professional Football League clean sheet King, but you would be wrong.

Some goalkeepers positively thrive on the feel of leather on glove, with there always the risk when going with the knuckles rather than the palms that an attempted clearance will become a costly flap.

In fact, the Nigerian man with the safest hands in the business as at week 10 when it comes to the collection of clean sheet may surprise you.

We are not talking about a leading light from Kwara United or Enyimba in the Nigerian top-flight.

Instead, we are dealing with a goalkeeper who has faced criticisms for his time wasting antics.

Wikki Tourists shot stopper Stanley Nwabali sits at the joint top of the Nigeria Professional Football League clean sheet tree, with the keeper taking considerably six clean sheets. He shares this accolade with Kano Pillars’ man Idris Ibrahim. The Pillars shot stopper is a Ghanaian.

It comes as something of a surprise to find the former Go Round and Enyimba keeper man showing quality.

It appears as though Nwabali has quite a spring in his step, though, and provides a reassuring presence behind Usman Abd’Allah back four

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