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Aribo: I’m Happy To Score On My Debut For Nigeria

Aribo: I’m Happy To Score On My Debut For Nigeria

Joe Aribo has expressed his happiness on making a goalscoring debut for the Super Eagles in the Nigerian team’s 2-2 friendly draw with Ukraine on Tuesday at the Dnipro Arena, Completesports.com reports.

The Glasgow Rangers of Scotland midfielder who paired Oghenekaro Etebo and Alex Iwobi in midfield, capped a brilliant showing with the game’s first goal in the fourth minute.

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The former Charlton Athletic player superbly slotted the ball home after receiving a pass from Iwobi.

Aribo came close to getting another goal midway through the first half, but his perfect header from Jamilu Collins’ cross was palmed away by Ukraine goalkeeper, Andriy Lunin.

The Super Eagles surrendered a two-goal lead with the Ukranians scoring twice in the second half to earn a share of the spoils.

Aribo while describing the occasion as special one for him and his family is however disappointed that the Super Eagles couldn’t hold on to their lead in the game.

“Buzzing to make my debut for @NGSuperEagles, unfortunate with the result but happy to score on my debut, a special day for me & my family and one I’ll remember. Thank you God🙏🏾 🇳🇬🦅 #SoarSuperEagles,” Aribo tweeted on Wednesday.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Bro many more special moments will follow,that is what you get when u didn’t forget where you come from.i really wish we meet england soon in a competition game,so that some of other boys like Tammy and lookman will know what they are missing,up u Bro

    • Nicely said @Ubah. Tammy really needs to call up guys like Agbolanhor, Fashanu, Carlton Cole, Nedum Onuoha, Patrick Omowoyela for a chat over some cups of coffee. Time is ticking, hope he won’t be the one begging later. Dele Alli, that one is already a white boy in and out. A sour and feisty character on the field too, not very Nigerian. Who would have thought Ross Barkley is Nigerian too? England so loves UK-born Nigerian players. We need to grab people like Ademola Lookman, Sheyi Ojo, Ejaria, Fikayo Tomori and Dominic Sholanke too.

    • Actually, lookman is bidding his time. I think he’s interested in making the switch.

  • Warri Boy 4 years ago

    Keep doing this my brother. Meanwhile Tammy Abraham is still on the waiting list, he will either wait forever or they use him once and dump. Nigerians are happy and praying for you Joe Aribo.

  • Warri Boy 4 years ago

    Who still wants Tammy Abraham? Nobody wants him anymore. Mr. Waiting, he will wait forever or they use him once and dump.

  • Abdulsalam Olalekan 4 years ago

    we really appreciate the inclusion of new athletic in our national team by coach Rohr for building our new national team. we been keeping our finger cross to know how we are going to challenge the rest of the word, i think the coach still have something good for us, if we are patience but we all like some turn point now. because every Nigerian are in hast for good things because of these they always write there country off against any opponent, truly our team do performed below expectation at time, when we raise them up they do normally come down with shame on us.

  • Obidee 4 years ago

    No mind the my brother at the end I will never invites them to play for England.. Only once use and dump like previous one but they will never learn their lesson from other one’s… I wonder how many player’s of Nigerian decent has play for England often

  • Dipsy 4 years ago

    “Aribo came close to getting another goal midway through the first half, but his perfect header from Jamilu Collins’ cross was palmed away by Ukraine goalkeeper, Andriy Lunin.” The cross was actually from Alex Iwobi not from Collins.

    Alex Iwobi also provided the assist for the goal

  • I wish that mr Rohr will convince mmecha and Agu from Germany u21 to switch to Nigeria,pls am not saying that we dnt have talents in Nigeria league but they focus more on money not football,

  • Pompei 4 years ago

    Ari-ball de Nigeria Stallion! What a way to announce your arrival! Nice goal on your debut, lad! In Aribo and Iwobi, we now have 2 good AMs. Aribo is actually more of a box to box midfielder, capable of attacking and defending. So happy we beat the English to it, before they could lay their grubby hands on the lad! We need one more quality AM to complement Iwobi and Aribo……I suggest Rohr should look at Ebere Eze OF QPR. Although young, he brings an abundance when it comes to ability. And Azubuike Okechukwu should also come in as an additional option in the DM role. Up Super! Up Eagles!

    • JimmyBall 4 years ago

      …The only players we need who are waiting on Germany for a senior call-up are Jordan Torunarigha and Kevin Akpoguma… those two are central defenders and have real quality…

    • Glory 4 years ago

      You know ballers @pompei. Ebere Eze, Ejaria, lookman,Isaac success, Sheyi Ojo, Odubajo Moses. We have them applenty…We should not judge success with club performance. He will come good at international level.

  • This guy is a midfield mastero. I believe with time he will surely be our major general in the midfield. The sublime skills are conspicuously seen in the match yesterday. I hope others foreign born of Nigeria descent will take cue from Aribo allegiance. Kudos Joe Aribo 

    • Honestly, all these foreign players addition will inevitably rub off positively on the reputation of the SE. Many of them are not really keen on representing England. The truth is that the average uk-born Nigerian has his heart set on Nigeria, with minimal pressure mostly from Nigerian parents but they are distracted because of pressure from their English peers and friends due to the fame and added clout from being an England international.
      Personally, I’d advise them to weigh the pros and cons thoroughly before making their final decisions.