Gift Orban has had a slow start to the season compared to his performance when he joined KAA Gent during the winter transfer window
KAA Gent forward, Gift Orban, has emerged as the top scorer in the UEFA Europa Conference League after netting against Zorya Luhansk, Soccernet.ng reports.
The Nigerian star has had a slow start to the 2023-24 season campaign compared to when he moved from Stabaek Fotball during the winter transfer window.
Orban’s goal in the Buffalo’s 4-1 victory over the Ukrainian side silenced his critics and propelled him to the top of the scorers’ chart, joined by Nygren from Nordsjalland with five goals, followed by Marmoush in third place.
Orban capitalized on an excellent cross into the box, smashing the ball into the right post to secure Gent’s third goal at the KAA Gent Arena. This impressive strike has also earned him a nomination for the Goal of the Week accolade.
Four beautiful goals 😍
— UEFA Europa Conference League (@europacnfleague) December 1, 2023
As the Africa Cup of Nations approaches in less than two months, Orban, who previously missed an invitation after his call up for São Tomé and Principe clash, is now eyeing a potential selection following his recent outstanding performance.
His resurgence in form poses a challenge for coach Jose Peseiro, especially with doubts looming over Taiwo Awoniyi’s availability for the tournament.
Despite a slow start to the season, Orban’s recent displays have turned heads and might force Peseiro to reconsider his selections for the upcoming tournament.