Joe Aribo was in superb goalscoring form yet again as the midfielder guided the Scottish giants to a straightforward defeat of East Fife at the Bayview Stadium in the Scottish League Cup on Sunday.
Goals from the Nigerian playmaker, veteran Jermain Defoe and Filip Helander gave the Gers a 3-0 victory over the lower division side but it was the newest Super Eagles invitee who drew all the praise of the fans.
Steven Gerrard’s men led with a first half Defoe strike and increased their lead early in the second half through Helander. Joe Aribo placed the icing on the victory, five minutes from time, with a tidy finish after East Five goalie spilled a fierce Rangers’ drive.
Manager Gernot Rohr extended a maiden invitation to the former Charlton Athletic for the national team only days ago and Aribo continue to show Nigerians why he deserved the call up.
Fans turned up in numbers to shower praise on the 23 -year-old:
Joe aribo is different class man @J_Aribo19
— Lee Williams (@Leewilliams89) August 18, 2019
An XI that's never played together and a few players unfamiliar with Rangers first team football so rather than being negative I'll say big Joe Aribo's confirmed today his attitude is every bit as brilliant as his ability and, furthermore, Michael Stewart is just depressing.
— Alex Anderson (@FatEck) August 18, 2019
Joe Aribo could keep possession ae a balloon in a phone box. Baller.
— AW ♠️ (@AW1872) August 18, 2019
Joe Aribo is something else by the way
— Thomas Munro (@ThomasDMunro) August 18, 2019
Ranger's Joe Aribo is a Nigerian!!!!!!!!!! Christ. Mikel 's replacement. We are blessed https://t.co/gvc0M7doU2
— Rhemixette (@Ceorhemz) August 18, 2019
Still canny get ma head round how we landed Joe Aribo for the price we got him for
— RabMc97 (@Rab_Mc97) August 18, 2019
SUPER JOE ARIBO
— Anthony J Arnott (@anthony_arnott) August 18, 2019