Orban Wins Europa Conference League Player Of The Week Award
Nigerian striker Gift Orban has won Europa Conference League Player of the Week award following his hat-trick heroics for Gent on Thursday.
After netting four goals in Gent’s 6-2 win against Zulte-Waregem in the Belgian Jupiler last Sunday, Orban bagged a hat-trick as Gent thrashed Istanbul Basaksehir 4-1 away in the second leg to advance into the quarter-finals.
He wrote his name in the record books by scoring the quickest hat-trick in the history of UEFA club competition.
He grabbed the hat-trick in three minutes and 25 seconds which eclipsed the landmarks set in the UEFA Champions League and Europa League.
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The 20-year-old also scored Gent’s goal in the first leg in Belgium which ended 1-1.
He now has five goals in four appearances in the Europa Conference League this season.
And announcing Orban as the winner, UEFA wrote on the Europa Conference League Twitter handle:”Gift Orban’s sensational hat-trick wins him Player of the Week honours!”
Gent will now face Premier League side West Ham United in the quarter-finals.
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