With Scottish football having ground to a halt, the nation’s professional players are having to find ways to entertain themselves at home, and Glasgow Rangers ace Joe Aribo is no exception as the Ibrox club shared a video of his Stay at Home Challenge efforts.
Steven Gerrard’s Rangers, along with the rest of the teams in the Scottish Professional Football League, will not be in action until further notice due to the major health crisis sweeping most of the world.
Last week, all domestic professional and grassroots football under the jurisdiction of the Scottish Football Association was suspended indefinitely, with SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster saying it was “neither realistic nor possible” to continue in the current climate (BBC Sport).
Rangers have already shown off efforts from Ibrox boss Steven Gerrard and striker Alfredo Morelos on their social media feed, and on Thursday they showed off Aribo’s exploits, the Nigeria international making it “look easy”.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) March 19, 2020
Several Bears were impressed with Aribo’s skills and took to social media to have their say:
When he’s on the ball he’s on the go
— Curtis (@1872Curtis) March 19, 2020
Nice to see a two footed player
— Graham Readman (@GrahamReadman) March 19, 2020
— Andrew Doris (@dozz1986) March 19, 2020
The lads having a laugh here. Bet he could juggle 2 .
— Andy (@kud_13) March 19, 2020
Must be the coolest guy on the planet ?
— ASimpleBear ? (@Baloo_72) March 19, 2020
Get Flanagan or McGregor up
— ⚽ Sir M Elliott ⚽ (@wee_mic) March 20, 2020
Ok wow @gmccaig
— Graeme Gibson (@GibsonGraeme) March 19, 2020
“He is going to be one of our (Nigeria national side) key players for years,” John Fashanu, who used to be a director at the Nigerian FA, told the Scottish Sun in November last year. “He’s been doing very well for Rangers and has been exceptional since his debut for Nigeria.”
Rangers currently sit second in the Scottish Premiership table, 13 points off top spot, and are still in the Europa League, the first leg of their last-16 tie with Bayer Leverkusen having finished 3-1 to the Bundesliga side.