The counter for Gift Orban goals this season has started, exciting fans of the Nigeria national football team and fans of his club KAA Gent, which competes in the Belgian Jupiler Pro League.
The 21-year-old Super Eagles prospect is currently one of the biggest prodigies in world football.
He is being linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur as a long-term replacement for Harry Kane as a result of his high ceiling.
Gent have slapped a €30 million price tag on him for this move to happen. Read on to see the breakdown of all Gift Orban goals this season.
🏟️ 6 games
⚽ 6 goals
Gift Orban has it balanced this season 💫 pic.twitter.com/y1qoubqTJ3
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Gift Orban goals this season only beginning, Gent manager says
Hein Vanhaezebrouck, manager of KAA Gent, is not looking forward to missing any Gift Orban goals this season. However, the 59-year-old Belgian is also gearing up for a season without the mercurial forward who is versatile enough to play across the attack.
The links to Tottenham in the Premier League are the strongest but clubs in Ligue 1 are still in the race, according to reports.
After their UEFA Europa Conference League qualifying match with Pogoń Szczecin in which Orban scored a hattrick, Vanhaezebrouck was asked about how important Gift Orban goals this season have been for him since Gent got their 2023/24 season underway.
The manager called him a phenomenon while maintaining that he will do well wherever he ends up.
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“He’s a phenomenon and he will continue to be a phenomenon. I’ve said it five times, and I’ll keep saying it,” he told reporters after the game.
“Even if he is no longer here, he will remain a phenomenon, and I will continue to say that. He is 21 and remains a young guy.
“His hattrick? That is nothing special in itself anymore, is it?”
Breakdown of Gift Orban goals this season
It is important to note that there could have been more Gift Orban goals this season to talk about in the Nigeria football news space if the striker got more game time from Hein Vanhaezebrouck.
However, the striker has only appeared in six games for KAA Gent so far this season, compared to his strike partner, Hugo Cuypers, who has played in all ten games that the Belgian side have played in domestically and continentally.
Here are all of Gift Orban goals this season, the opponents and the dates he scored them
|No. of Goals||Opponent||Competition||Date|
|1||MŠK Žilina||UECL Qualifiers||27 July 2023|
|1||KV Kortrijk||Belgium League||30 July 2023|
|3||Pogoń Szczecin||UECL Qualifiers||9 August 2023|
|1||Sint-Truiden||Belgium League||20 August 2023|
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