Joe Aribo says Okocha, Odemwingie influenced his Super Eagles decision
Joe Aribo says Okocha, Odemwingie influenced his Super Eagles decision
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Joe Aribo says Okocha, Odemwingie influenced his Super Eagles decision

Glasgow Rangers midfielder Joe Aribo says watching Austin Okocha and Peter Osaze Odemwingie play when he was much younger, influenced his decision to represent Nigeria on the international scene.

Aribo has played four matches since making his debut for Nigeria in a 2-2 against Ukraine where he scored in the September friendly.

The 23-year-old followed up with another classy strike in the 1-1 draw against five-time world champions Brazil in October.

Aribo stated that in a video posted on the NFF Youtube page that he enjoyed watching the Super Eagles while growing up in Europe.

“Jay-Jay Okocha and even Osaze Odemwingie inspired me and I enjoyed watching them while growing up,” he remarked.

He also admitted it is a big challenge wearing the number 10 jersey vacated by former Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi.

“It’s a big challenge to take the number 10 jersey and it’s a challenge I’m willing to take and I intend to do what they (Mikel and Okocha) as number 10 have done in the past,”

“I just want to be able to show what I can do in a game.”

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