Malcolm Ebiowei: 2019 Golden Eaglets invitee in talks over loan move to Belgian top-flight club 
Published: February 01, 2024
2019 Golden Eaglets invitee Malcolm Ebiowei has been linked with a move to Jupiler Pro League side RWD Molenbeek.   According to Football Insider, the Crystal Palace winger is in talks over a loan move to the Belgian club before the closure of the current transfer window. While some Championship clubs hav...
Lyon agree N12.6b fee with KAA Gent for 2023 Super Eagles invitee Gift Orban 
Published: January 17, 2024
Olympique Lyonnais are on the verge of completing the signing of 2023 Super Eagles invitee Gift Orban.   As reported by French sports daily L'Equipe the French giants are set to sign the Nigerian striker for a fee of around €13m (approximately N12.6 billion in Nigerian currency) and he will ink a four-and...
Nigerian striker in critical condition after crashing his car into a tree in Belgium 
Published: January 07, 2024
Nigeria-eligible attacker Dapo Mebude is in critical condition after crashing his car into a tree in northwestern Belgium.    According to Het Nieuwsblad, the accident took place on Sunday morning shortly before 900 hours on the E40 exit in Loppem, in the direction of Brussels.    As per the report, Me...
Official: Liverpool legend Dirk Kuyt to coach ex-Flying Eagles midfielder Alhassan at Beerschot
Published: December 28, 2023
With a statement on their official website, Belgian Challenger Pro League club Beerschot have confirmed the appointment of  Liverpool legend Dirk Kuyt as their new coach with immediate effect.    The Netherlands legend takes over from Andreas Wieland who suddenly quit because he reportedly has an offer from ...
Gift Orban's market value takes a hit but 2023 Super Eagles invitee still Gent's most valuable player
Published: December 19, 2023
2023 Super Eagles invitee Gift Orban has yet once again gone down the pecking order of the Jupiler Pro League's most valuable players.  As previously reported, the Gent forward had lost his place to Royal Antwerp's midfielder Arthur Vermeeren as the most expensive player in the Belgian top flight but has ...
'It was a great achievement' - Gift Orban on breaking European record held by Liverpool forward
Published: December 14, 2023
Gift Orban has acknowledged it was a delight to break the record for the fastest hat trick scored in the UEFA competition which was previously held by Liverpool star Mohamed Salah. The Nigerian forward broke the record in Gent's 4-1 win over İstanbul Başakşehir F.K in the second leg of the UEFA Europa Confe...
German manager reveals Eintracht Frankfurt offered N17.3b to sign Gift Orban in the summer 
Published: December 06, 2023
Speaking ahead of his side's Cup clash with KAA Gent at the Daio Wasabi Stayen Stadium on Wednesday, Sint-Truidense VV's German manager Thorsten Fink revealed that Eintracht Frankfurt were in the running for the signature of Gift Orban in the summer transfer window and offered 20 million euros (approximately ...
Watch: Gift Orban among four contenders for UEFA Europa Conference League Goal of the Week
Published: December 01, 2023
2023 Super Eagles invitee Gift Orban has been nominated for the UEFA Europa Conference League Goal of the Week for matchday five.  The 21-year-old scored a sumptuous goal in Gent's 4-1 victory over Zorya Lugansk at the Ghelamco Arena on Thursday night. Five minutes before the hour mark in the encounter, ...
'Was only able to train for two days' -  Gent coach stands by his decision to bring on Gift Orban in 84th minute 
Published: November 26, 2023
Gent boss Hein Vanhaezebrouck has explained the reason behind bringing on Gift Orban as a late substitute in his side's 1-1 draw with league leader Union Saint-Gilloise on Sunday afternoon at the Ghemlaco Arena.   With the game deadlocked at 1-1, the home fans started calling for the introduction of Orban wh...
Gift Orban named Europa Conference League POTW for the second time in 2023
Published: November 10, 2023
KAA Gent marksman Gift Orban has been voted the UEFA Europa Conference League Player of the Week following his brilliant performance against Breidablik Kópavogur on matchday four.    The 21-year-old saw off competition from Jason Svanþórsson, Dor Peretz and Faris Moumbagna who bagged two goals apiece for ...
Hat-tricks in 2023: Gift Orban outranks Haaland; Gent star doing better at his age than 21yo Messi, Ronaldo 
Published: November 10, 2023
According to Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad, Gift Orban has scored more hat-tricks than Manchester City's goal machine Erling Haaland in 2023.   For the fifth time this calendar year, the Nigerian striker took the match ball home after netting three goals in Gent's 3-2 win over Breidablik Kópavogur...
Header, right foot, left foot: Gent striker Gift Orban nominated for UECL POTW after scoring perfect hat-trick 
Published: November 10, 2023
Gift Orban has been nominated for the Europa Conference League Player of the Week for matchday 4 played on Thursday night. The 21-year-old bagged a perfect hat-trick - header, right foot, left foot-  for Gent in their 3-2 win over Icelandic side Breiðablik which has put the Buffalos in a good position to qualify...
'Will reach his peak again' - Gent chairman backs Gift Orban to rediscover his best form 
Published: November 09, 2023
Gent Chairman Ivan De Witte is confident that Gift Orban will rediscover his prolific form after a tough start to the season that has seen him muster just 3 goals in the Jupiler Pro League. The Nigerian striker has struggled to hit the lofty heights he set last season when he arrived at the Ghelamco Arena which h...
Super Eagles CB Torunarigha says he has been watching Brazil's all-time top scorer to improve his game
Published: November 08, 2023
Jordan Torunarigha has revealed that he has been watching Brazil's all-time top scorer Neymar Júnior to improve his game offensively.  Known for his defensive prowess, the former Germany youth international is keen to add to his skillset to become an all-round defender. The 26-year-old is already showin...
'A club cannot destroy my career' - Gift Orban hits out at Gent in explosive interview after scoring
Published: November 06, 2023
In an explosive interview shortly after KAA Gent's 3-1 road win over Sporting Charleroi in the Jupiler Pro League on Sunday, 2023 Super Eagles invitee Gift Orban threatened to quit the Buffalo's if manager Hein Vanhaezebrouck does not give him more playing time.   Orban came off the bench in the 80th m...