- Joe Aribo scored for Rangers on Wednesday night, August 12, in their win over St Johnstone
- The Nigerian netted his first goal of the season for Rangers in the 49th minute
- Rangers are still topping the Scottish League table with 9 points after three games
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Super Eagles star Joe Aribo was in brilliant form on Wednesday night, August 12, as his Scottish club Rangers recorded 3-0 win over visiting St Johnstone.
Leon Balogun who recently completed a move to Rangers was also in action in this encounter as the club are still topping the League table with nine points after three games.
Borna Barisic put the hosts ahead with his stunning free-kick in the 21st minute, and he nearly scored another five minutes later.
Liam Craig had the chance to restore parity for the visitors in the 39th minute, but his shot was punched away by goalkeeper Parish.
Ryan Kent scored the second goal for Rangers in the 45th minute as the hosts went into the dressing room with two-goal lead.
Four minutes into the second half, Aribo made it three for Rangers after connecting to James Tavernier’s corner kick to rifle home his first goal of the new season.
Helander came close to a fourth after getting on the end of Barisic’s free-kick, however, he was unable to make anything happen.
Anglo-Nigerian Isaac Olaofe almost reduced the deficit, but his point-blank strike was saved by goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin.
Meanwhile, Joe Aribo has also been impressive for the Super Eagles since he got into the national team under coach Gernot Rohr.
Joe Aribo, Super Eagles star, scores for Rangers in 3-0 win over St Johnstone (photo: Getty)
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Joe Aribo says playing for Rangers and Nigeria feels the same as the fans expect just one thing from him, and it is victory.
The midfielder was handed his Super Eagles debut call-up during preparations for international friendly games against Ukraine and Brazil.
Aribo did not disappoint in both goals as he found the back of the net in the two games thereby making a strong impression in the minds of Nigerian fans.
He however said that the feeling of playing in front of supporters who demand nothing but victory has helped him at the international level.
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