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Joe Aribo Returns with Mixed Feelings after Nigeria Debut

Aribo (Middle) tackled by two Ukraine players

Joe Aribo may have had to return to his club with a

mixed feelings

after his debut for the Super Eagles of Nigeria on Tuesday, has learnt.

Though the debut will go memory lane in sweet savoury for the Nigeria international as it didn’t take him long to open a goal account in the high profile match-up.

It took the 23-year-old just three minutes to score his first international goal in the showdown against against Andriy Shevchenko’s men in Dnipro.

But, almost 24-hours after the friendly the Rangers star made known his mind about his experience playing for Nigeria for the first time, and the eventual outcome of the FIFA window game.

Aribo had reflected that the Super Eagles wanted to win the match just as the Ukrainians had planned an upset, stating that this was evident in the quality of play in the 90-minute encounter.

Aribo was among the four newly-invited players for the showdown and was upbeat of Eagles victory with a “buzz”.

But in a post online the star player had to describe the outcome of the match which ended in 2-2 as “unfortunate”


Aribo reflects after playing for Nigeria


Recall that Everton’s Alex Iwobi set up Aribo in the middle of the park, before Nigeria went 2-0 ahead thanks to a penalty from Victor Osimhen ten minutes from half-time.

Aribo moved to Ibrox in the summer after leaving Charlton and has scored four goals for Steven Gerrard’s side since his arrival.


@NiftyNI22  Welcome to the Super Eagles!!! We already fell in love with your game. The fact that you call a draw an unfortunate result says it all. You are a winner. Let’s get it!!!!! #Naijatotheworld
@Cybereagles Dude, excellent game yesterday. Loved your composure and your outstanding knowledge of how the game should be played and what your position requires. Wishing you good health and for the game to remain a joy to you always. Thanks for playing for us.
@ObiDee2 Well done boy…u gave a good acct of urself ….Kudos to u….U re already have a place in our midfield NG All Super Eagle’s fans re crazy abt u
@NnannaOKalu Brilliant performance on your debut, with a well taken goal to boot.
@grol0180 Well done @J_Aribo19 , you have had a cracking start to your time at Rangers & now this has carried onto @NGSuperEagles , the sky is the limit!
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