'They hurt everyone' - Former Gent striker lauds goal machine Orban and strike partner 

Published: April 04, 2023
'They hurt everyone' - Former Gent striker lauds goal machine Orban and strike partner 

Former Gent striker, Nordin Jbari has extolled the brilliance of Nigerian striker Gift Orban and his strike partner, Hugo Cuypers for their performances this season for KAA Gent in the Jupiler  Pro League.

Orban and Cuypers bagged a brace for Gent last weekend in their 5-0 spanking of RFC Seraing with the former assisting the latter for his first goal.


Orban who joined Gent in the January transfer window has been a nightmare for defences in the Belgian topflight. He has scored 9 goals in 7 games for the Buffalos.

Cuypers on the other hand is the leading goalscorer in the league, having scored 18 goals in 30 games. 

Jbari while speaking on the brilliance of Orban and Cuypers was quoted as saying by Voetbal Primeur :  "They hurt everyone. And not just with their goals. Thanks to them, an opponent cannot press high.


"Who dares to leave room in his back against this duo? They are both fast, Kums or De Sart can drop the balls perfectly into space".

 The former Gent striker is also worried about how Union Saint-Gilloise who have another Nigerian striker, Victor Boniface in their ranks will cope with the attacking threat of the Gent duo in their next league game on Saturday.

'I'm really curious how Union will handle it on Saturday - that will be an important match. What if Burgess and Co get caught in the back by Orban or Cuypers? There are opportunities for Ghent there."


Orban and Cuypers are the first choices of Hein Vanhaezebrouck's two-man attack and since the Nigerian made his league debut against Westerlo on the 11th of February, he has scored a combined 14 league goals with Cuypers.



Abdulkareem Abdulhamid




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