Excellent Gift Orban wins Nigerian Revelation and Rookie of the Season awards

Excellent Gift Orban wins Nigerian Revelation and Rookie of the Season awards

  • Gift Orban has been crowned the recipient of the prestigious Nigerian Revelation of the Season Award at the EaglesTrackerAwards 2023.
  • Orban makes it a double as he is also named the winner of the Nigerian Rookie of the Season Award.
  • The young striker, whose name was relatively unknown until recently, burst onto the scene with such vigour that the entire European football community could not help but take notice.

During the final days of the January transfer window, KAA Gent made a shrewd move by acquiring Orban from Stabaek for a fee slightly exceeding three million euros. Since then, the striker has consistently delivered exceptional performances that left spectators in awe.

In a remarkable display of skill and talent, Orban contributed an impressive tally of 20 goals and two assists in just 22 games for Gent.

Perhaps the highlight of Orban's awe-inspiring season came during Gent's UEFA Europa Conference League round of 16 second leg against İstanbul Başakşehir.

In an astonishing feat, the 20-year-old prodigy scored a hat-trick in a mere three minutes and 25 seconds, setting a new record for the fastest hat-trick in the history of UEFA club competition.

This extraordinary achievement outshone even the previous milestones established in both the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.

Such brilliance from Orban has not gone unnoticed by passionate fans, who have been clamouring for his inclusion in the Super Eagles squad. With his scintillating performances, it appears only a matter of time before the talented striker receives his well-deserved call-up to represent the Nigerian national team.

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