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Aribo Joins Balogun, George And Martins In Super Eagles’ Hallowed Ranks


The midfielder has joined a long list of Nigerians to score in their first game for the Super Eagles

Joe
Aribo has joined the likes of Teslim Balogun, Brian Idowu, Julius
Aghahowa, Finidi George, Victor Agali and Obafemi Martins as Nigerians
to have scored on their international debut.

The Rangers midfielder joined the revered ranks after getting the Super Eagles’ first goal in Tuesday’s friendly with Ukraine.

It took the 23-year-old less than three minutes into his maiden appearance for Gernot Rohr’s men to find the net thanks to Alex Iwobi’s assist.Balogun was the first Nigerian to achieve this feat having scored in the country’s 2-0 victory over Sierra Leone in 1949, while Idowu achieved the feat against Argentina in 2017.

In Tuesday’s match, Victor Osimhen doubled the three-time African
champions’ lead, from the penalty spot after Samuel Kalu was fouled in
Ukraine’s penalty area.

Since their 4-1 defeat to Slovakia in a Uefa Nations League game in
November 2018, Andriy Shevchenko’s men have gone six games without
defeat.

Before this game, they had recorded a 3-0 victory over Lithuania in a Uefa European Championship qualifying clash on Saturday.

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