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Aribo eager to make home debut for Super Eagles against Benin

Glasgow Rangers midfielder, Joe Aribo, is looking forward to playing on a Nigerian turf, in front of football-loving compatriots for the first time, reports Completesports.com.

Aribo, 23, scored a goal each in his first two games with the Super Eagles against Ukraine in Dnipro and five-time world champions Brazil in Singapore.

Wednesday’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying game against the Squirrels of Benin at the Akwa Ibom International Stadium Uyo will be the first time Aribo will playing in front of Nigerian fans.

And the former Charlton Athletic star can’t wait to play his first home game and enjoy the atmosphere.

”It is always good to be part of the international squad, it is an honour to represent my country,” Aribo told Rangers TV.

“I’m just happy to be part of the team and I can’t wait to go out there [Uyo] to play.”

Aribo has scored one goal and recorded four assists in 10 Scottish Premier League appearances for Rangers this season.

He is expected to get a starting berth when the Super Eagles face Benin on Wednesday.

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