Former Charlton Athletic midfielder Joe Aribo was on the score sheet for Nigeria during their 1-1 draw with Brazil on Sunday night.
The 23-year-old danced through the Brazil penalty box before giving Nigeria the lead in the 35th minute, with what was his second goal in just two appearances for the Super Eagles.
Aribo made his debut for the national side in September after sealing his move to Scottish Premiership side Rangers over the summer following his impressive campaign for Charlton last season.
The former Staines man was a key figure in the Addicks’ midfield during their promotion from League One, but he departed The Valley when his contract expired at the end of the campaign.
Aribo has now made a strong start to life north of the border by scoring four goals in his first 16 appearances for Rangers, with his fine performances justifying his recent inclusion in Gernot Rohr’s Nigeria side.
Charlton striker Lyle Taylor has now taken to Twitter to issue a message to his former team-mate following his strike against Brazil:
— Lyle Taylor (@lyletaylor90) October 13, 2019
Plenty of Charlton fans responded to Taylor’s message with many of them adding to the praise of their former midfielder, while others also admitted they would have loved to see Aribo in a Charlton shirt this term.
Here are some of their responses…
Quality player 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 would've love to see him play in the Championship for us
— Mark Windham (@MWindham84) October 13, 2019
Made in South London @CAFCofficial
— Chris Esq. (silver medal in swimming) (@Chris43318246) October 13, 2019
Still not giving that ball away great Jo aribo goal
— Robert Spinks (@Bobbie_76) October 13, 2019
Tony Watt scored the winning Goal against Barcelona and wheres he ended up🤔🤔
It’s a funny old game 👍🏻
— DODGER (@dodgercafc) October 13, 2019
do miss him at The Valley and he would have shone in the Championship but all the best to him…this is no surprise to me, he will go on to bigger things
— Peter O`Sullivan (@peterjos64) October 13, 2019
He's incredible and a big part of why I didn't want last season to end.
— Colin Peppiatt (@ColinPep1) October 13, 2019
Should never of downgraded stayed where he was
— Ryan (@ryantoddy10) October 13, 2019