Gift Orban and Flying Eagles star shines as Vanhaezebrouck’s men thrash Merelbeke

Gift Orban and Ahmed Abdullahi, two talented Nigerian footballers, are set to make their mark for Gent in the upcoming season. The duo recently showcased their skills in Gent’s pre-season game against Merelbeke, where they contributed to the team’s resounding 9-1 victory.

Orban, a skillful attacker, scored a goal in the 37th minute of the game, helping Gent double their lead before halftime. Last season, Orban gained recognition for his impressive performances, scoring an astounding 20 goals in just 22 appearances. His contributions played a crucial role in Gent’s journey to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Conference League. Notably, he made headlines by scoring three goals in a remarkable 205 seconds during Gent’s round of 16 UEFA Conference League away match against Istanbul Baseksehir, securing the title of the fastest hat-trick in Europe’s club competitions.

Abdullahi, a 19-year-old striker for Nigeria’s U-20 team, also made his mark in the pre-season game. Coming on as a second-half substitute, he found the back of the net in the 72nd minute. Abdullahi had an exceptional season with Jong Gent, which earned him a call-up to the Nigeria U-20 camp. His dedication to representing his country was evident when he forwent his salary for a month to participate in the African U-20 Cup of Nations.

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Both Orban and Abdullahi have high hopes for the upcoming season with Gent. They aim to make significant strides for the team and also aspire to be part of the Nigerian national team in the future. With their talent and determination, these Nigerian forwards have the potential to leave a lasting impact on the Gent squad and the football scene in general.

Overall, the addition of Orban and Abdullahi to Gent’s roster brings forth an exciting prospect for the team and fans alike. Their performances in the pre-season game serve as a glimpse of what they can offer in the coming season. As they continue to develop their skills and gain more experience, it will be intriguing to see how they contribute to Gent’s success and potentially become key players for both club and country.

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