Aribo eager to seize Nigeria chance

Aribo eager to seize Nigeria chance
Joe Aribo

by Nick Said

Tuesday Sep 10, 2019. 11:00

Glasgow Rangers midfielder Joe Aribo has spoken of his delight at getting a call-up for Nigeria in their international friendly against Ukraine on Tuesday night.

Aribo is in line for a debut in Dnipro, one that he will hope is the start of a long international career with the Super Eagles.

Speaking from Ukraine, he says he is ready to seize his chance and put on a show for Nigerian fans and prove his worth to coach Gernot Rohr.

“I am really happy to have got this call-up to Nigeria and I just want to make the most of it and play as long as possible and just do what I can for the team and make sure that we continue being the best that we can be,” he said.

Aribo plays as a midfielder, but loves to get forward and can add goals for the team, but also says he takes his defensive duties seriously.

“I am a central midfielder and I like to get in and around the box. I can defend and I can attack,” he said.

English-born Aribo recently joined Rangers from Charlton Athletic in England, having also previously turned out for Staines Town in non-league football.

He already has four goals in 12 games for Rangers this year after making an excellent start to the new campaign that has seen him rewarded with a call-up.

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