Rangers ace Joe Aribo has been dubbed ‘the new Jay Jay Okocha’ following his goalscoring debut for Nigeria. 

The 23-year-old found the next just four minutes into his bow for the Super Eagles as the African giants played out a 2-2 draw against Ukraine. 

And the rangy midfielder has earned rave reviews for the showing, with Nigerian football website Soccernet.ng dubbing the Gers ace ‘an artist’. 

WATCH: Rangers' Joe Aribo scores on Nigeria debut

It even brought comparisons with the former PSG and Bolton ‘magician' Okocha. 

Analysing the breathless draw against Andriy Shevchenko’s side, they wrote: “The Glasgow Rangers midfielder was worthy of the number ten jersey he wore. 

“Not since the former Bolton Wanderers’ skipper and magician [Okocha] have we seen any Nigerian player draw so close to being an artist on the pitch.

“On his full debut as an Eagle, Aribo was a delight to watch, the ball seemingly glued to his feet. The boy can dribble and has incredible energy to push play from box to box. 

"Add to that the positional intelligence and the in-box awareness he showed to grab a goal on his debut. 

“This lad is going places and Super Eagles fans should be delighted that he is embarking on that journey wearing the green and white proudly.

“Alex Iwobi may be Jay Jay’s nephew but Austin Okocha’s heir is here.”

Aribo, who has notched four goals in 12 outings for Rangers since his summer switch from Charlton, took to Twitter after shining on his maiden appearance on the international stage. 

He wrote: “Buzzing to make my debut for @NGSuperEagles. 

"Unfortunate with the result but happy to score on my debut, a special day for me & my family and one I’ll remember. Thank you God."