‘We gave him that’ – Aribo reveals what Eguavoen told Super Eagles stars at start of game vs Egypt :: All Nigeria Soccer

'We gave him that' - Aribo reveals what Eguavoen told Super Eagles stars at start of game vs Egypt

‘We gave him that’ – Aribo reveals what Eguavoen told Super Eagles stars at start of game vs Egypt

Joe Aribo was one of the impressive players as the Super Eagles began their Africa Cup of Nations campaign with a 1-0 victory against one of the pre-tournament favorites Egypt on Tuesday evening.

Making his Africa Cup of Nations debut, the versatile Rangers star was deployed as one of the two holding midfielders, along with Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi.

Aribo was delighted the Super Eagles started the Africa Cup of Nations with a win, adding that the players followed the instructions given by manager Augustine Eguaoven before they stepped out on to the Roumdé Adjia Stadium, Garoua turf.

The highlight of Aribo’s performance was registering his first assist in Super Eagles colours when he set up Kelechi Iheanacho’s game-winning goal with a cushioned header in the 30th minute.

“We are very happy with the three points, we knew that’s what we wanted to get,” Aribo told reporters in the mixed zone after the game.

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“We set a target for ourselves to get the win and we are happy that we were able to get the victory”.

On what worked for the team, the Nigeria number 10 said : “We were strong defensively, we were working.

“The coach said at the start of the game that he wanted us to push one hundred percent and we gave him that”.

Aribo’s assist vs Egypt was his first goal involvement for the Super Eagles since his strike in a friendly with Brazil back in October 2019.

Ifeanyi Emmanuel 



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