Nigerian Super Eagles forward, Gift Orban, has openly voiced his frustration over his limited playing time and bench role under KAA Gent’s coach, Hein Van Vanezebrouk, platinumnewsng.com is reporting.
The 21-year-old who joined Gent from Norwegian second division club, Staebek in January expressed his discontent, citing a struggle with form and a desire for more substantial involvement.
Orban’s sporadic appearances for KAA Gent stems from a combination of injury setbacks and a loss of form, which has seen him in and out of the lineup since August.
Speaking to Het Nieuwsblad, the talented Nigerian International disclosed his frustrations and uncertainties about his future at the club.
“I don’t feel like myself anymore,” Orban candidly shared. “Sitting on the bench, playing for ten minutes… What can I bring to the club or team?”
The player explained his preference for starting and gradually growing into a match, rather than making brief substitute appearances.
“I am not a player who gains confidence when I come on. I am a player who starts and must be able to grow in a match,” he emphasized.
He expressed concerns about his career and underlined his determination to persevere.
“A club cannot destroy my career,” Orban noted, a statement that raised eyebrows.
“I’ll keep working,” “If it doesn’t work here, I’ll go elsewhere.” Orban affirmed, asserting his commitment to improvement.
Gift Orban was recently nominated for the CAF young player of the year.