Super Eagles legend Taribo West, has told Joe Aribo that he’s too weak to play for Nigeria.


The midfielder has two goals in four games for his country but hasn’t impressed everyone

Having moved to Rangers on a free transfer from Charlton Athletic, Aribo’s form has been up and down as he gets used to Scottish football for Gerrard’s men, but his goals against Brazil and Ukraine have earned him plaudits in Nigeria.

Former Inter Milan, AC Milan and Derby County defender West, doesn’t think he’s cut out to play for his country and believes Getafe star Oghenekaro Etebo should play instead.

West said: “I’ve watched Joe Aribo play for Nigeria, but in my view, it’s clear he is yet to come to terms with it.

“There’s no other way of putting this – I think Joe is not a bad player, but he needs time to adjust to African football. It’s not the same as playing in Europe.

“In Africa, there’s no time on the ball and for me, Oghenekaro Etebo is a far better option, He’s quick, physical and reads the game. He should get Joe Aribo’s spot when he comes back.