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Orban Scores 15th League Goal Of The Season As Gent Qualify For Europa Conference League

Orban Scores 15th League Goal Of The Season As Gent Qualify For Europa Conference League

Gift Orban was on target for Gent who seal qualification to next season’s Europa Conference League, after a 2-2 home draw against Cercle Brugge in the Belgian play-offs on Saturday.

It was Orban’s 15th goal in the league since joining Gent in January, 2023.

He scored six goals in four appearances in the play-offs while in the regular league season, he bagged nine goals.

Also in this season’s Europa Conference League, the 20-year-old netted five goals in six games.

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The draw against Cercle Brugge saw Gent finish top of the four-team play-offs table with two games left to play.

In Saturday’s game, Orban scored in the 49th minute cancel out Kevin Denkey’s opener for Cercle Brugge on 18 minutes.

With 20 minutes left Ayase Ueda put Cercle Brugge 2-1 ahead before Hugo Cuypers made it 2-2 on 85 minutes.

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  • Babd2 1 year ago

    Dear Gift Orban,

    I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge your incredible talent and the impact you have been making on the football field. Your performances for Gent have been nothing short of extraordinary, and it’s clear that you possess a unique ability to consistently find the back of the net.

    However, I must urge you not to rest on your laurels. You have become known as “the gift that keeps giving” for a reason, and now is not the time to become complacent. The world is watching, and the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) is watching. Your continued dedication, hard work, and passion for the game will ensure that you leave a lasting legacy.

    Your ability to score goals is a true spectacle, and it has undoubtedly captivated fans across the globe. The way you effortlessly weave past defenders and find the perfect placement for your shots is a joy to watch. But with great talent comes great responsibility, and I have no doubt that you understand the weight of the expectations placed upon you.

    So, Gift, keep pushing yourself to new heights. Keep banging in those goals for Gent and continue to be a shining example of Nigerian football. We are all eagerly anticipating your next moves, your next goals, and your next triumphs. The world of football needs players like you to inspire the next generation and showcase the immense talent that Nigeria possesses.

    Remember, you have the support of millions behind you. We are watching, the NFF is watching, and the world is watching. Keep shining, keep striving, and keep being the gift that keeps giving.

    Best of luck in all your future endeavors.

    A Dedicated Fan

    • @Babd Nice inspirational words from you…..It will be very difficult for Gent to keep hold of Gift Orban come next season because many top clubs have noticed his predatory instincts and deadly finishes…..Gift Orban is a generational talent that Nigeria must make use of inorder to restore our respect in world football.

  • Tristan 1 year ago

    If Orban changes clubs or goes to the premier league, he should be cautious of big clubs where he would find it hard to establish himself with a first-team place. The big clubs (Man U Liverpool Chelsea) have big squads and heavy competition for a first-team jersey, it is very easy for a young player to lose himself in such clubs where even gaining a regular first-team place is not just about individual talent but also about relationships with other team players. There is more politics in a big club, especially in the premiership where English players can be hostile to foreign players.
    Nacho despite his obvious talents, has had to give way to less talented English players at Leicester, and in most games is afraid to score preferring to pass the ball to an English player to score.
    Orban’s priority should be ensuring that he gets playing time at any new club or else like Amoo he can just disappear at a new club.

    • Four four two 1 year ago

      Bros,@Tristian leave that street talk abeg. Same thing folks of ur ilks said about Mikel , Osihmen and other talented players. We are tired of having our players contending with relegation every season. Look at how other African players (Cameron, Senegal, Ghana) are moving to title challenging teams. For players contend with in their various leaugues has an overall mentality of it’s national team. Its a shame that almost all SE players are relegation fighters. Only Osihmen is spared. Pls pls our players must go to big teams and fight for shirts after all those that are there do not have two heads.

      • Sportradio88.0 fm 1 year ago

        Can this guy play noba 10 for eagles? Even if just for 30 minutes let see how he perform in this position…I see some energy in him …we have great scorers .. and lack noba 10

      • @ fourfourtwo God bless you for me abeg……Skeptics always warning our players to run to lowly teams or lowly leagues then want to see Magic in the National team forgetting that even the so called Minors in African football also have players in the mainstream European leagues……If we want to dominate in Africa and be respected in the world then our players must be playing in the best teams in Europe fighting for trophies……Let them go and fight for shirt like their mates there……this inferiority mentality has to stop if we want SE to be great again like the team of past.

      • What players do Senegal, Ghana have in elite teams? None. Stop making false statements.

      • John 1 year ago

        Please when mentioning players from Africa, do not mention Ghana. What players from Ghana is making waves in Europe? None.

  • Chizoba odo 1 year ago

    Gift has proved that Nigeria is bereft of talents management has been our undoing, even when we hire coaches we end up with the odd ones.

  • Babd2 1 year ago

    @Sportradio88.0 Gift cannot play 10. He’s better as 8 or 9 but watch out for Tochukwu Nnamdi currently at the u20 playing for the flying eagle and hopefully Victor Eletu or Daniel Daga can step into that position.

    • Ayphillydegreat 1 year ago

      Yes you’re right I’m looking forward to seeing those FlyingEagles midfielders. They seem like the only hope we have at the moment. DreamTeam U23 and U17 GoldenEaglets have terribly disappointed us. 

      • Ignatius Abo 1 year ago

        Thumbs up brotherman Ay. The U-20 midfielders will do well.

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