I Want To Play Big Matches For Nigeria, Says Aribo


Super Eagles new invitee, Joe Aribo, has said he dreams playing the biggest games for Nigeria.

The Glasgow Rangers midfielder says his dream is to feature at big tournaments like the Africa Cup of Nations and World Cup.

Aribo could make his debut for Nigeria against Ukraine in next month’s international friendly match, after he was invited by Head Coach, Gernot Rohr.

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“I would like to say I would have won the SPL and other trophies with Rangers. With Nigeria, I just want to play in the biggest tournaments, like the Africa Cup of Nations and the World Cup.

“That would be like a dream come true. That is what I have wanted since I was a child and it would be good to say that I was part of that,” the 23-year-old told ESPN. 

Aribo, who also won the League One play-off with Charlton Athletic in 2018, said choosing to play for Nigeria was a not a difficult decision to make as he had always wanted it.  

“I had no hesitation.

“From when I was young I knew I wanted to play for Nigeria. So I was just happy to get the call up and it was the best decision I made really,” he said. 

Aribo added that his energy and ability to get the ball from deep and driving it forward would be valuable to the Eagles. 


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