The 2019-2020 football season witnessed lots of ups and downs. The corona virus pandemic successfully prevented every League from completing the season according to plan.
However, that didn’t stop many Nigerian players from giving their best to their respective clubs.
Players like Victor Osimhen, Kelechi Iheanacho – despite his few game-time, Wilfred Ndidi, Joe Aribo and Odion Ighalo were all impressive throughout the just concluded campaign.
We have discussed three players (Ndidi, Dessers and Osimhen) in our list of best five Nigerians players during the season. Here is the fourth player.
Criticized by his former manager Lee Bowyer for joining Scottish side Glasgow Rangers prior to the start of the season, Joe Aribo successfully prove his doubters wrong.
He settled down at the Ibrox Stadium pretty quick and he played a very important role in Stephen Gerrard’s side that finished second behind Celtic.
His versatility was one of his strongest points as he featured as a playmaker, winger, and defensive midfielder during the season.
The highlight of his display during the campaign was his excellent solo goal against Sporting Braga in the Europa League competition.
For the first time in their history, Rangers were through to Europa League’s round of 16, and they are on the verge of making it to the next round of the tournament.
Talking of international football, Aribo has managed to find his way into the hearts of many soccer-loving Nigerians.
Though he has featured in just four matches for the three-time African Champions, the England-born star is now a mainstay in Gernot Rohr’s starting lineup.
He opened his goal account for the Super Eagles in his debut game against Ukraine.
He added another one to his account in a beautiful version against Brazil.
Joe Aribo Record
Though he didn’t create a new record during the campaign, it will be cruel not to mention the personal record he created for himself.
For the first time in his career, the 24-year-old scored at least a goal in any European competition.
He also claimed the best young player of the season for the first time in his career.
That’s not all, Aribo also claimed the best goal of the season award for the first time since he became a professional.