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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.

The post Orban Named Europa Conference League Player of the Week appeared first on Complete Sports.

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