Joe Aribo: Rangers set to discover fate with Nigerian internationalist

Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst will an interested viewer this evening as Nigeria take on Tunisia in the last 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations.

Joe Aribo, right, has been in good form for Nigeria at this year's AFCON.
Joe Aribo, right, has been in good form for Nigeria at this year's AFCON.

Ibrox midfielder Joe Aribo is expected to start for the Super Eagles after being rested for Wednesday’s dead-rubber match against Guinea-Bissau.

Aribo performed well in Nigeria’s first two matches, victories over Egypt and Sudan, and is likely to be part of a three-man midfield for the clash in Garoua (kick-off 7pm).

Sign up to our Football newsletter

However, a victory for Nigeria would rule Aribo out of Rangers’ next two league matches – at home to Livingston on Wednesday and then away at Ross County on Saturday – as the winner of tonight’s match is due to play either Gabon or Burkina Faso in the quarter-finals on January 29.

It would also heighten the chances of Aribo missing Rangers’ crucial Old Firm clash with Celtic on February 2, which is the date for a potential semi-final tie.

Read More

Read More
Rangers transfers: John Souttar latest after Hearts omission, Andreas Skov Olsen...