By Johnny Edward:
Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun’s SV Darmstadt 98 have secured a return to the Bundesliga, 34 years after they were relegated.
SV Darmstadt were on the verge of being relegated to the Bundesliga 3 in 2013, only to win the playoffs against Arminia Bielefeld a year later and thus qualify for the 2. Bundesliga.
They defeated St Pauli 1-0 on Sunday to seal one of the two automatic promotion spots.
The Lilies could have sealed the promotion last week, but fell away to Greuther Fürth, losing 1-0.
Balogun played 22 times for Darmstadt and scored four times during the campaign.
They finished on 59 points, five points adrift of winners Ingolstadt on 64.