Joe Aribo to miss out on Nigeria squad to Face Ivory Coast, Tunisia
It seems almost certain that Glasgow Rangers midfielder Joe Aribo will not be called up for the Super Eagles’ upcoming games against Ivory Coast and Tunisia.
The midfielder missed training with Rangers first team on Thursday ahead of the visit of Dundee United, which points to the fact that something is amiss.
Rangers manager, Steven Gerrard confirmed this in a press conference after revealing that his number 17 faces a minimum of four weeks on the sidelines.
Gerrard spoke to the national press in Scotland.”Joe Aribo has had a setback in terms of his return to training so he’s got an ankle strain at the moment, he’ll be missing for 4-6 weeks,”.
“In terms of Joe, it’s a big blow. Joe, during pre-season and start of the season, was in magnificent form.
“He’s a player we rate very highly here, I’m sure he’ll be missed over the next four weeks.
“It’s actually good news for us because when he had the setback in the training, there was a situation where he had to go and see a specialist on his ankle problem and there was a chance he might have needed surgery.
“Thankfully he doesn’t need surgery and we might be able to get him back in four weeks time so it’s actually a positive situation because it could have been a lot worse.
“But he’s definitely going to be a blow for us because he’s a fantastic player and a major talent and a major part of how we play so it’s certainly a blow”.
Aribo started the last four matches for the Super Eagles scoring against Ukraine and Brazil.