U-23 AFCON Qualifiers Salisu invites Gent star, Orban for Guinea clash. Gift Orban, a forward for Gent of Belgium, has been invited by Olympic Eagles head coach Salisu Yusuf to play for the squad in its 2023 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations qualification matches against Guinea.
His Belgian Premier League team, Gent, has received an invitation from the Nigeria Football Association, according to a report in BSNSports.
After his strong performance for Gent, Orban was initially anticipated to be included to the Super Eagles side for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualification doubleheader against Guinea-Bissau.
The Olympic Eagles have now called up the 20-year-old who José Peseiro, the team’s head coach, left off the roster.
During the qualifications, the striker is anticipated to land in the nation on Monday.
Since transferring from Staebek of the Norwegian second division to Gent in January, Orban has scored 12 goals in nine games.
On March 22, Nigeria will face Guinea in the opening leg at the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja.
Five days later, the opposite match will be played in Morocco.