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“One Of Africa’s Best Abilities” – Former Tremendous Eagles Coach Hails Southampton’s New Signing Joe Aribo



The Nigerian worldwide on Saturday sealed a dream transfer to the English Premier League, and he has been backed to excel among the many league’s greatest

Former Tremendous Eagles interim head coach Augustine Eguavoen has congratulated Nigerian midfielder Joe Ayodele Aribo after the 25-year-old accomplished his transfer to Southampton FC.

Southampton, on Saturday, made Aribo their newest switch summer season signing after sealing a £10 million (plus add-ons) deal for the Tremendous Eagles star from Glasgow Rangers.

Three years in the past, Aribo was scrapping the underside of the barrel within the English Soccer League with Charlton Athletic.

However quick ahead to the current: Aribo has gained a Scottish Premiership, lifted the Scottish Cup, scored within the Europa League ultimate, and at last earned the prospect to play in arguably the world’s most glamorous league.

What Eguavoen has stated

Augustine Eguavoen noticed firsthand the brilliance of the previous Ibrox hero on the soccer pitch in the course of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations match in Cameroon earlier this 12 months.

As interim supervisor, Eguavoen deployed Aribo in three of Nigeria’s 4 matches on the Championship earlier than the Eagles crashed out within the knockout levels.

The NFF Technical Director is in little doubt that Aribo is among the most gifted soccer on the continent. And he has backed his youthful compatriot to prosper in his new house in England.

Eguavoen wrote on Twitter:

“Congratulations, Joe Ayodele-Aribo, in your transfer to @SouthamptonFC.

“Your work ethic, love, and keenness for the sport is obvious for all to see. One of many best midfield abilities from Africa in the meanwhile. I want you the easiest within the south coast.

“Go and Conquer, Aribo.”

Aribo registered 26 targets and 25 assists in 146 appearances for Rangers.


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