AFCON 2023: Joe Aribo aims for dominant win against Cameroon

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AFCON 2023: Joe Aribo aims for dominant win against Cameroon

Stephen Oladehinde 20:38 - 27.01.2024

Southampton's dynamic midfielder Joe Aribo is brimming with confidence ahead of the Super Eagles' crucial showdown against the Indomitable Lions.

The high-stakes match, set to unfold at the Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny in Abidjan, promises to be a thrilling encounter.

Super Eagles eyes on victory

Aribo has openly expressed the team's ambitions for a convincing victory against the five-time African champions, acknowledging the Lions' struggle in their journey to the knockout rounds. 

The Super Eagles, under Jose Peseiro's guidance, have shown remarkable defensive strength, maintaining back-to-back clean sheets. 

Their solid performance against the Elephants and Wild Dogs, resulting in narrow 1-0 victories, has set the stage for a potentially dominant game against the Lions.

Joe Aribo, Super Eagles star || Imago
Joe Aribo, Super Eagles star || Imago

Aribo's rallying call and gratitude to fans

In his statement to Hot Sports, Aribo emphasized the team's focus on winning convincingly while maintaining their defensive robustness. He believes the goals will naturally follow with the team's solid defence. 

"Our aim again is to win. We want to do it well convincingly of course but we have to stay just solid defensively and I know for us everything will gel going forward and the goals will start flowing, so that's our aim," he stated as reported by Allnigeriasoccer.

Expressing his gratitude to the Nigerian fans, Aribo remarked, "We're just thankful honestly because they keep us going. They're amazing supporters and we want to give back to the nation so that's what we want to do." 

His dedication and the team's collective spirit have been key drivers in their journey so far, with Aribo playing crucial roles in the matches against Guinea-Bissau and Equatorial Guinea.