SUPER Eagles Joe Aribo and Leon Balogun have both won their first ever league titles after their club Glasgow rangers emerged as the winners of the 2020/21 Scottish Premiership over the weekend.
Following the failure of their closest rival Celtic to beat Dundee United yesterday, Rangers were crowned champions having beaten St Mirren 3-0 on Saturday. Glasgow Rangers who have been in super form this season, have thus won their first league title since the 2010/11 campaign when they were champions under legendary manager Walter Smith.
With this victory, Rangers have denied their bitter rivals Celtic their tenth consecutive title. Balogun and Aribo were key members of the Rangers squad that won what was the club’s their 55th title, with the centreback Balogun playing 17 matches so far and the central midfielder Aribo making 24 appearances.
Left fullback Calvin Bassey made seven appearances in the league but this is not enough to make him eligible for a championship medal. Aged just 21, Bassey who joined from Leicester City during the summer is thought to have a bright future, however and is expected to see more action next season.
Aribo said: “It is an amazing feeling, honestly the boys are buzzing, still doesn’t actually feel real like it just feels crazy right now and I’m just excited that we are able to do it. My aim was to come here and win trophies, win titles and that’s what we have done so obviously I’ve achieved what I wanted to achieve but there’s obviously more to come.”
Balogun added: “It’s incredible, we’ve had absolute scenes already before, celebrating yesterday was kind of a buzz already but then today to get over the line, it would take me 100% to fully understand it. It’s my first league win in my career, to win it with this club at that time is so big, it would take me some time to probably understand it and also some fans back or some fans around me to really see and grasp how big it is.
“Yesterday the welcome we’ve had was incredible and the scenes after the match obviously as well but still the boys told me I haven’t seen nothing yet, so I’m really just looking forward. Moments like yesterday give you a little hint on what’s to come and I can’t wait to finally introduce myself to all of the fans properly just like all the other new players.”