The Nigerian Football Federation, NFF, has chosen to finally invite Nigeria’s newest scoring sensation for the U23 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers games against Guinea.
This striker is one reliable Nigerian worth keeping an eye on right now.
The newest scoring phenomenon in Europe right now is Gift Orban, a relatively unknown Nigerian attacker who currently resides in Belgium.
The football house has invited the Gent striker Gift Orban, according to owngoal Nigeria, who claims a big shot in the NFF made the call.
Just on Wednesday night, the Wonderkid recorded the quickest hat-trick in UEFA Europa Conference League history as his team, KAA Gent, pummelled Istanbul Basaksehir 4-1. This propelled Orban into spotlight worldwide.
Orban definitely merits a call-up to the national squad as well with 12 goals in only nine games across all competitions since his January transfer to Gent of Belgium from Stabaek of the Norwegian second division.
The recent form of the 20-year-old caused a stir in his native country, and there were requests for him to be given an opportunity with the Nigerian national team.
Nonetheless, this does not diminish the accomplishments of Victor Osimhen, a hitman for Napoli, and his Atalanta counterpart, Lookman Ademola.
Salisu Yusuf, the head coach of the Nigeria U23 team, initially rejected pleas to include the forward in his squad, but the NFF has now opted to take the lead by selecting him for the U23 AFCON qualification match.
Meanwhile, Nigeria’s newest scoring sensation, Gift Orban, has revealed that he hopes to play in the Premier League someday.