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Leon Balogun gains Bundesliga promotion

25 May 2015, 14:28

Berlin - Nigeria international Leon Balogun ended a memorable season with Darmstadt as they earned promotion to the Bundesliga, Supersport reports.

Balogun joined his teammates and their fans in the wild celebrations following the final whistle and could be seen waving the Nigerian flag.

An elated Balogun told supersport.com that he "was grateful to God for the achievement", and proudly waved the Nigerian flag as the team made their lap of honour around the pitch."

Also read: Super Eagles recall thrills Leon Balogun

Darmstadt finished second ahead of Karlsruhe when they defeated St Pauli 1-0 to complete a remarkable double promotion having been promoted this time last year from the third division.

Balogun joined Darmstadt at the start of the season after Fortuna Dusseldorf refused to renew his contract following an injury incurred when he made his debut for Nigeria in Atlantic against Mexico in March 2014.

The defender had told supersport.com before the game that "we know the pressure ahead of this game and also know St Pauli need to win to avoid relegation but we will keep our focus and get the desired result.

"We would have done this already last week but we lost, otherwise we would have been promoted along with Ingolstadt but we are happy to achieve this."

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- SuperSport


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