Rangers attacking midfielder is delighted with his first-ever call-up to the Super Eagles ahead of next month international friendly against Ukraine.
The 23-year-old London-born was one of the 23 players invited by three Africa Champions coach Gernot Rohr for Nigeria's upcoming match against the Eastern European at the Dnipro Arena on September 10 as part of their preparations for November’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Benin Republic.
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Aribo has been tipped as an ideal candidate to replace former Super Eagles skipper John Obi Mikel calling time on his international career last month after 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt told allnigeriasoccer.com.
He said: ''I am very happy, it is a dream come true to receive the call-up,''
''My agent was the first person to inform me that I was invited to the Super Eagles. I had spoken to one of the assistant coaches in the team before the invitation.''
Aribo has been the outstanding start of the season with his new club Scottish Premiership side Rangers where he scored three goals in his last four games in the UEFA Europa League.
Francis Uzoho (Anorthosis Famagusta, Cyprus); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Heartland FC); Emil Maduka Okoye (Fortuna Dusseldorf, Germany). Defenders:
Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Tyronne Ebuehi (FC Benfica, Portugal); Chidozie Awaziem (FC Porto, Portugal); William Ekong (Udinese FC, Italy); Leon Balogun (Brighton & Hove Albion, England); Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (Rotherham United, England).Midfielders:
Alexander Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (Stoke City FC, England); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Joe Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland).Forwards:
Ahmed Musa (Al Nassar FC, Saudi Arabia); Victor Osimhen (Lille OSC, France); Moses Simon (Levante FC, Spain); Henry Onyekuru (AS Monaco, France); Samuel Kalu (Girondins Bordeaux, France); Paul Onuachu (FC Midtjyland, Denmark); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain).