Super Eagles debutant Joe Aribo explains Messi, Okocha influences

Posted On 11 Sep 2019
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Joseph Ayodele-Aribo scored on his international debut for Nigeria in the 2-2 draw against Ukraine, the player himself described the occasion as great, even more so because he did it in the Super Eagles iconic number 10 jersey.

Aribo, 23, put in a great performance in the heart of the Eagles midfield as the young team tore down their hosts inside 34 minutes, he grabbed the opener four minutes in.


“It was a great feeling, to score on my debut,” the Midfielder said in a telephone chat on Brila FM’s Area Lunch Sport.


The strike puts him in an exclusive group of Nigerians who scored on their Eagles debut, and he draws inspiration from their dedication.


Born in Camberwell, London on 21 July, 1996 his formation into one a promising football star has caught the eyes of many including his Rangers FC Manager, Steven Gerrard.


Such guidance can only help him become another great one; for a player who himself idolizes Argentina and FC Barcelona Legend, Lionel Messi, Nigeria’s Austin Jay Jay Okocha and Osaze Odemwingie.

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Philomena  Ngozi Christopher-Oji was born to the family of the late Michael and Cecilia Ojeogwu of Ubulu-Uku, in Aniocha South Local Government Area, Delta State. She had her primary and secondary education in Nwanoli and Ezemu Girls College, in Ubulu-Uku, before she proceeded to the Delta State University, Abraka, where she studied English and Literary Studies.  
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