Gift Orban's struggles continue as Gent's 11-game unbeaten streak comes to an end

Gift Orban fires blanks again for Gent. (Photo Credit: Gent/X)

Gift Orban's struggles continue as Gent's 11-game unbeaten streak comes to an end

Izuchukwu Akawor 19:02 - 22.10.2023

An uncharacteristic goal drought for Nigerian international Gift Orban and a bitter-sweet end to Gent's unbeaten run.

These are not the best of times for Nigeria Super Eagles forward, Gift Orban, who endured another barren spell for his club side, KAA Gent.

Orban, known for his scoring prowess finds himself in an unexpected drought, while his Gent team, riding high on an unbeaten streak, eventually faces a formidable test in the Belgian Jupiler.

Gift Orban’s struggles for goals

The 20-year-old’s name has typically resonated with goal-scoring finesse but has been facing an unusual challenge. 

For a player known for scoring goals, Orban has now extended his drought to eight matches across all competitions after firing blanks again on Sunday.

Gift Orban was cage for over an hour by Brugge. (Photo Credit: Gent/X)

He was on the pitch for just over an hour as Gent went, saw but failed to conquer their hosts Cercle Brugge following a 2-0 defeat.

The youngster has now scored just two goals in eight appearances this season for Gent. 

Orban’s goal drought has left both fans and pundits curious about what might be the cause.

Gent’s remarkable streak ends

Meanwhile, in a related development, Orban and his national teammate, Jordan Torunarigha, who also featured, and Gent, who were on a remarkable journey marked by an impressive 11-game unbeaten, were helpless as that streak came to an end.

Newly capped Nigeria international, Jordan Torunarigha. (Photo Credit: Torunarigha/Instagram)

These streaks are a testament to a team’s resilience, unity, and ability to navigate challenges posed by a competitive league.

However, every streak eventually encounters a hurdle that tests its mettle. For Gent, that moment arrived as their formidable run came to an end at Brugge. 

Two second half strikes proved enough to give the home side a commanding win that saw Orban and his hitherto unbeaten Gent leave Brugge as they came, with nothing.

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