Former Super Eagles striker, Victor Agali has expressed his confidence in the ability of Rangers midfielder and Eagles’ new invitee, Joe Aribo to succeed in the national team after his impressive performance at the weekend in Scotland, AOIFootball.com reports.
The former Bordeaux of France player, who heads the scouting department for coach Gernot Rohr, told AOIFootball.com exclusively that a lot of effort was put into identifying the 24-year-old and he has absolutely no doubt that it will be another success for the country.
“I believe Nigerians will be excited about Aribo because he is a player we studied for a while and decided it was time to bring him to the national team.
“My work as the chief scout of the Eagles is to identify players that will help improve the team, we did it with Semi Ajayi and we saw how brilliant he has been when called into action even though he wasn’t a part of the AFCON,” Agali said.
Agali further said that the cry of millions of Nigerians for a creative midfielder played a key part in the decision to bring in Aribo, whilst stressing that the player offers more both as a central midfielder and an attacking midfielder.
Since his appointment in November 2017, the 40-year-old has added his own quota to the national team, bringing in players like Semi Ajayi, Simy Nwankwo, Paul Onuachu, just to mention a few.