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Orban Makes CAF Nominees List For Best Young Player

Orban Makes CAF Nominees List For Best Young Player

Nigerian striker Gift Orban has made the cut for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Young Player of the Year (Men) award.

CAF on Wednesday revealed the list which comprises players under the age of 21 with Orban included among ten youngsters.

The 20-year-old earned his place on the list after scoring a total of 38 goals in 45 games for Stabaek of Norway and KAA Gent of Belgium last term.

He had scored 18 goals in 23 matches across all competitions for Stabaek before a winter transfer move to Gent, where he scored 20 goals in 22 games in all competitions.

The nine other nominees are Dango Ouattara (Burkina Faso and Bournemouth), Souleymane Alio (Burkina Faso and New Stars), Ernest Nuamah (Ghana & Olympique Lyonnais) and Abdessamad Ezzalzouli (Morocco and Betis).

Also included are Bilal El Khannous (Morocco and Genk), Lamine Camara (Senegal and Generation Foot/Metz), Pape Amadou Diallo (Senegal and Generation Foot/Metz), Pape Demba Diop (Senegal and Zulte Waregem) and Amara Diouf (Senegal and Generation Foot).

The Awards Gala is scheduled for December 11, 2023, in Marrakech, Morocco.

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