Nigeria’s new sensation, Gift Orban has won the Europa Conference League player of the week award following his sensational hat-trick for Gent in the 4-1 win over Basaksehir, Sportivationng.com reports.
Orban scored the fastest hat-trick in Uefa competitions in three minutes and 25 seconds to achieved the feat.
He also scored four goals for Gent in the 6-2 win over Zulte Waragem in the Belgian league last Sunday.
He has now scored five goals in four Europa Conference League appearances this season.
UEFA announced Gift as the Europa Conference League player of the week on their Twitter handle.
”Gift Orban’s sensational hat-trick wins him Player of the Week honours!”
🥇 Gift Orban's sensational hat-trick wins him Player of the Week honours! #Laufenn || #UECLPOTW || #UECL pic.twitter.com/sx5jkJYcWQ
— UEFA Europa Conference League (@europacnfleague) March 17, 2023
The 20-year-old and his Gent teammates will now face West Ham United in the quarter-finals of the competition.
He joined Gent from Norwegian club, Stabaek in the January transfer window.
Orban will be hoping to continue his impressive form against Eupen on Sunday in the Belgian league.
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