By Amosu Adeboye
Joe Aribo has expressed his happiness on making a goalscoring debut with the Super Eagles after hitting the back of the net in the side’s 2-2 friendly draw against Ukraine on Tuesday at the Dnipro Arena.
The Glasgow Rangers of Scotland midfielder who paired Oghenekaro Etebo and Alex Iwobi in midfield, capped a brilliant showing with the game’s first goal in the third minute.
The former Charlton Athletic player superbly slotted the ball home after receiving a pass from Iwobi.
He came close to getting another goal midway through the first half, but his perfect header from Jamilu Collins cross was palmed away by Ukraine goalkeeper, Andriy Lunin.
The Super Eagles surrendered a two-goal lead with the Ukranians scoring twice in the second half to earn a share of the spoils.
Aribo who also described the occasion as special for him and his family was disappointed the Super Eagles couldn’t hold on to their lead in the game.
Buzzing to make my debut for @NGSuperEagles unfortunate with the result but happy to score on my debut, a special day for me & my family and one I’ll remember. Thank you &#SoarSuperEagles,”he tweeted on Wednesday.