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.Unblock the FIFA World Cup with ExpressVPN the #1 Trusted Name in VPN