By John Essien
Super Eagles midfielder Joe Aribo is putting all the background noise about his future to one side as he looks to help Nigeria get vital points in the 2023 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone.
Aribo has been on the radar of several European clubs following his stellar season with the Gers as the club reached the Europa League final and clinched the Scottish Cup.
The 25-year-old has, however, revealed that his focus is on his international duties with the Super Eagles.
Nigeria will host the Leone Stars in Group A of the qualifiers at Abuja Stadium on Thursday, before traveling to Morocco to face Sao Tome and Principe three days later.
“I am not focused on that [transfer]. Right now I’m with Nigeria so I’m just focusing on playing with my country and representing my country,” Aribo said as quoted by All Nigeria Soccer.
“I’m here, the boys are ready, we are well-rested, listening to the instructions from the coaches and we are going to just take ourselves out there and showcase what we can do.
“We know we have to give one hundred percent. We need to showcase the talent that we have and hopefully, that will get us over the line and take us to what we want, which is three points.
“I think every single game we are going to we are expected to win. We want to win first of all so the boys are ready, we are ready to go, and hopefully, we can get three points.”