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Orban Named Europa Conference League Player of the Week

Orban Named Europa Conference League Player of the Week

Super Eagles and Gent striker Gift Orban has been voted Europa Conference League Player of the Week.

Orban was announced the winner on the Europa Conference League X handle on Friday.

The 21-year-old beat Daniel Peretz (Maccabi Tel Aviv) Jason Svanthorsson (Breidalik) and Faris Moumbagna (Bodo/Glimt) to claim the award.

“ 🥇 Gift Orban’s hat-trick earns him Player of the Week honours! 🥇.”

Orban emerged winner thanks to his hat-trick feat in Gent’s 3-2 win against Iceland club Breidablik in Group B of the Europa Conference League.

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He gave Gent the lead in the 6th minute before a brace from Svanthorsson on 16th and 18th gave Breidablik a 2-1 lead.

He drew the Belgian side level in the 54th minute after scoring from the penalty spot.

In the 69th minute he then completed his hat-trick to make it 3-2.

Meanwhile, Orban was not invited for the Super Eagles 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Lesotho and Zimbabwe.

He got his first call-up in September’s 2023 AFCON qualifier with São Tomé and Principe.

Unfortunately, he never got to make his debut due to injury.

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  • Hassan Tia 9 months ago

    NFF technical committee must compel Peseiro to add Orban to Super Eagles squad who will face Lesotho and Zimbabwe on next 16 and 19 November on World Cup qualifier; Orban is very creative forward who can score goals seamlessly, Super Eagles will compensate Osimhen absence.

  • Larry 9 months ago

    Pesseiro, it’s time to resist all sorts of influence on team selection. There is no need inviting bench warmers and inactive players and goalkeeper when there are better alternatives. We all know that the GK position is the biggest threat to our matches. We all know the 16 players that are the core of your plans.
    The current market valuation of our players validates their potentials.
    Going by his market value, Orban ranks among the top 10 valuable players and his performance speaks volume of his versatility.
    Without a doubt Sadiq is a good player but he’s not offering anything different from Osi, Boni and Awo. Orban is different because like Tella, he can play various forward positions.
    Pesseiro, stop allowing thr corrupt ones and godfathers in the nff distort your plan. Let your case be different from that of Dumbo Roar who for no reasons got too close to the drunkards in the nff and at some point allowed picnic to control his plans.
    Part of the reasons why Westerhof and Bonfere were successfuf could be attributed to their resistance to interference.
    A simple advice, resist nff and press interference, invite only active players, let your decisions be based on the level of leagues and competition. This will create a competitive atmosphere so that undeserving selections like Uzohobasket don’t get close to the team again.
    Westerhof had to drop influential Keshi to the bench for Nwanu to make a point !

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