Joe Aribo’s impressive peformance for Nigeria in yesterday’s 1-1 draw against Brazil in an international friendly in Singapore is already being commended by officials of his Scottish Premier League side, Rangers.
Rangers’ first team coach Michael Beale described Aribo as outstanding after the Nigerian scored again on international duty for the Super Eagles.
Despite having been born in London and coming through the youth set-up at Charlton Athletic, Aribo has opted to represent Nigeria at international level.
Apart from scoring to put the Eagles ahead in the 35th minute of the friendly against Brazil yesterday, Aribo stamped his authority in his his central midfield role.
He has now scored two goals in two caps for Nigeria and Rangers coach Beale took to the social
media to hail the Gers midfielder.
Beale wrote on Twitter: “Outstanding Joe Aribo. Two goals in two games for the national team.” Rangers beat off intense competition for Aribo’s signature in the summer, with manager Steven Gerrard making a personal intervention to make sure the midfielder headed north of the border.