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UECL: Nigerian striker, Gift Orban scores a “three-minute hat-trick” in the Conference League

Gift Orban

Obviously, not only Victor Osimhen is a Nigerian striker with a high level of finishing prowess. Another Nigerian star boy, Gift Orban, is making waves in Europe’s top leagues.

Regardless, European competitions aren’t easy for anyone, because they comprise the best and most equipped teams in the world of football.

However, K.A.A. Gent are winning 4-0 in the first-half over İstanbul Başakşehir in the UEFA Europa Conference League. And they are currently unstoppable.

Surprisingly, Gift Orban just scored a three-minute hat-trick against İstanbul Başakşehir. As his side one step away from making it to the next phase of the competition.

The 20-year-old Nigerian central forward has been making waves in the Jupiler Pro League, helping the team’s offensive performance.

Without being sentimental, Gift deserves praise for his first-half performance against Başakşehir in the UEFA Europa Conference League.

The Nigerian striker scored four goals in their previous 6-2 victory over Waregem in Jupiler Pro League.

As a result, Orban has now registered back-to-back hat-tricks (7 goals) for Gent in his last two matches.

Aside from that, Gift has now bagged 9 goals for K.A.A. Gent, as regards their previous 4 games in all competitions.

Just like Victor Osimhen, the 20-year-old is most likely to join the big teams in Europe’s top-5 leagues next season.

He has been single-handedly helping K.A.A. Gent in the Jupiler Pro League, attracting interest from many top European clubs.

Who is Gift Orban?

A 20-year-old Nigerian striker who plays for Gent, as he was born in 2002, growing up in both Togo and Nigeria.

He started his youth career with Bison FC in 2021, making 0 appearances for the team. However, he joined Norwegian football side Stabæk this campaign.

During the January transfer window, Gift joined K.A.A. Gent, scoring 12 goals in his 9 matches in all competitions for the Belgian side.

In March 2023, Orban became the first K.A.A. Gent player to score four goals in a single Jupiler Pro League game.

Gift Orban

How did Orban score his three-minute hat-trick against İstanbul Başakşehir?

The first goal was comfortably assisted by his teammate, Hyun-Seok Hung, and he converted it in a tremendous way in 31 minutes.

In 32 minutes , the second goal was netted, and it was sort of remarkable and spectacular, coming from his physical strength.

Finally, the third one comes in an amazing way within 34 minutes, showing his finishing prowess inside the opponent’s box.

What are the fastest hat-tricks in European competition history?

  • Paston Daka – 9 minutes in the Europa League
  • Mohamed Salah – 6 minutes in the Champions League
  • Gift Orban – 6 minutes in the Conference League

Therefore, the 20-year-old Nigerian is now the player with the fastest ever hat-trick in European competitions.

Not even Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi could score three goals in three minutes. Obviously, Gift deserves some respect.

How many goals has Orban scored this month? 

In all competitions, K.A.A. Gent have been able to score 11 goals so far this month, as Gift netted 9 out of their overall goals.

  • Winner vs Anderlecht
  • Equalizer vs İstanbul Başakşehir
  • Four goals vs Zulte Waregem
  • Hat-trick vs İstanbul Başakşehir

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