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Sports News of Wednesday, 22 March 2023


Why 12 goals striker Gift Orban is missing from Eagles clash vs. Guinea

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Gift Orban, Nigeria's latest sensation will be missing from the Under-23 Africa Cup of Nations side that will face Guinea in the qualifiers.

The sensational striker was left out due to Gent’s wish for him to rest during the international break.

Orban was initially included in Salisu Yusuf’s squad for the crucial AFCON qualification doubleheader against Guinea.

The 20-year-old has scored twelve goals in 10 games since joining from Stabaek Fotball in January.

However, Gent refused to release the 20-year-old because they want him to get enough rest during the international break so that he can finish the season strong.

Nigeria will have to make do without Orban for their upcoming matches. Despite Orban’s absence, Nigeria’s Olympic Eagles are expected to overcome Guinea.