Orban Wins Europa Conference League Player Of The Week Award

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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