Aribo hailed after brilliant goal against Brazil

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October 14, 2019 in News Update, SportsFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInWhatsAppEmail

SCOTTISH Rangers’ first team coach Michael Beale has hailed midfielder Joe Aribo after he scored Nigeria’s  goal  against Brazil in the  1-1  draw international friendly match played  yesterday at the Singapore National Stadium.

Despite having been born in London and come through the youth set-up at Charlton Athletic, Aribo opted to represent Nigeria at international level.

He  has now scored two goals in  as many caps for Nigeria and Rangers coach Beale took to social media to hail the Gers midfielder.

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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.

Aribo has already made 16 appearances across all competitions for Rangers, scoring four times.

The Gers have the 23-year-old under contract at Ibrox until the summer of 2023 and will be hoping to further develop his talents in the years to come.

Prior to yesterday’s prestige match, Aribo  had expressed excitement to face the Brazilian stars.

He said: “Games don’t come much bigger than Brazil and we know they’ve got a lot of stars like Neymar. That’s the type of opponents I want to be playing against and it would be good to swap a jersey with one of those superstars.

“I’ll see so many stars and I’ll take a moment to realise that’s what I’ve been dreaming of.

“Everyone in my generation loved players like Ronaldinho and he played with some of the players in this team now so it’s like ‘wow’. I didn’t think international recognition would come so soon but it shows the stature of Rangers and why it was a good decision to come here.”FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInWhatsApp

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