Aribo’s effort made Nigeria’s Journey easy
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Aribo’s effort made Nigeria’s Journey easy


The midfielder has joined a long list of Nigerians to score in their firsthand game for the Super Eagles

Joe Aribo has joined the likes of Teslim Balogun, Brian Idowu, Julius Aghahowa, Finidi George, Victor Agali and Obafemi Martins as Nigerians to have scored on their international debut.

The Rangers midfielder joined the revered ranks after getting the Super Eagles’ first goal in Tuesday’s friendly with Ukraine.

It took the 23-year-old less than three minutes into his maiden appearance for Gernot Rohr’s men to find the net thanks to Alex Iwobi’s assist.

In Tuesday’s match, Victor Osimhen doubled the three-time African champions’ lead, from the penalty spot after Samuel Kalu was fouled in Ukraine’s penalty area.

Since their 4-1 defeat to Slovakia in a Uefa Nations League game in November 2018, Andriy Shevchenko’s men have gone six gamers without defeat.

Before this game, they had recorded a 3-0 victory over Lithuania in a Uefa European Championship qualifying clash on Saturday.


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