Header, right foot, left foot: Gent striker Gift Orban nominated for UECL POTW after scoring perfect hat-trickPublished: 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 for the knockout stage.
In his bid to win the award, Orban faces competition from Jason Svanþórsson, Dor Peretz and Faris Moumbagna who bagged two goals apiece for Breiðablik, Maccabi Tel Aviv and Bodø/Glimt respectively.
Orban's latest hat-trick was his third in the Europa Conference League and has now scored 9 goals in nine games which is an average of a goal per game in the competition.
After four rounds of games, the Nigerian striker is the joint top scorer in the competition this season with 4 goals.
Orban netted his first goal in this season's Europa Conference League against Breiðablik on October 26.
Having lost his place in the Gent starting XI, he will be hoping he has earned the trust of manager Hein Vanhaezebrouck to earn back his spot.
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