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Aribo missed Rangers game against Benfica due to illness

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Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has confirmed that Nigerian international Joe Aribo missed the 2-2 draw against Benfica in the Europa League due to illness.

“He was unwell. He had a stomach complaint on Wednesday night. Hopefully he will be available for the weekend.

“It’s important to say it is not Covid-related. He was negative on his test, before people start putting two and two together.” he said after the match.

Rangers missed the chance to proceed after succumbing to a 2-2 draw despite being 2-0 earlier in the game.

The other Nigerian international in the team, Leon Balogun played all 90mins of the match.

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