Super Eagles legend, Taribo West, believes that Joe Aribo is yet to be tested in the more physical African game.
While Aribo did superbly to sparkle and excite Nigerians during his first two appearances against Ukraine and Brazil last year, West feels that playing in competitions like AFCON will be an entirely different test.
"I've watched Joe Aribo play for Nigeria, but in my view, it's clear he is yet to come to terms with it,” Taribo to the Scottish Sun via Goal.
"There's no other way of putting this - I think Joe is not a bad player, but he needs time to adjust to African football.
The always outspoken West added to suggest that Getafe’s Oghenekaro Etebo should therefore earn selection ahead of Aribo.
"It's not the same as playing in Europe. In Africa, there's no time on the ball and for me, Oghenekaro Etebo is a far better option, He's quick, physical and reads the game.
"He should get Joe Aribo's spot when he comes back. African football is just too physical for Joe,” concluded West.