Jubilation as Super Eagles stars inspire top European club to 1st league title in 10 years

Jubilation as Super Eagles stars inspire top European club to 1st league title in 10 years

- Nigerian duo Balogun and Aribo have been crowned Scottish League champions

- The Super Eagles stars helped the Gers end their 10 year wait for the title

- Both are expected to be invited by Gernot Rohr for this month's AFCON qualifiers against Benin and Lesotho

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Super Eagles duo Leon Balogun and Joe Aribo made history after inspiring Rangers to their first Scottish League title in 10 years.

Coach Steven Gerard's men were crowned champions following Celtic's failure to claim maxumim points against Dundee United on Sunday, March 7.

The Gers won the title with eight games to spare as they already have a staggering 20 points above The Bhoys who are second on the log.

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This triumph also means that the Hoops have been denied a chance to win their 10th consecutive league title having won the last nine editions.

Super Eagles superstars win league title with 8 games to spare with top European club
Super Eagles duo Leon Balogun and Jor Aribo inspire Rangers to first Scottish League title in 10 years. Photo by Rob Carsey - SNG Group
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Rangers' crowning came on the back of their 3-0 victory over Mirren. Although, it would have been delayed had Celtic beaten Dundee this weekend.

Gerrard was the first Rangers manager to be given a third season to prove himself after failing to win a trophy in his first two. The Liverpool legend told the media after his side's win against St Mirren.

"This club has been to hell and back over the past 10 years. I've only been part of it for three, but I can certainly relate and I've got that feeling and that affection with the fans and I know what they have been through.
"I can totally understand the scenes. But I think it's important they stay safe as well and we all try and be humble and focus on what is left, because there are a lot of big games left and we want more.

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"I always said the first one would be the hardest and we're obviously millimetres away from achieving that. But I don't know, I got a feeling upstairs today I want more, I'm hungry for more and I hope my players share that. If they do it's exciting times to be a Rangers fan.
"For me, the priority is to really let this sink in, get it officially done and realise the monumental achievement that it is. But that's got to make you hungry for more."

Legit.ng earlier reported Kelechi Iheanacho was on target for Leicester City as they moved to second on the Premier League table following a 2-1 win at Brighton.

The Nigerian international scored his second goal within the space of four days after helping the Foxes get back into the game while trailing in the first half.

The Seagulls took the lead in the tenth minute through former Liverpool striker Adam Lallana courtesy of an assisted pass from Neal Maupay.

Oluwatomiwa is a sports editor with Legit.ng. He has over eight years of field and office experience in the media industry. He graduated from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism in 2014 with HND in Mass Communication. Connect with him on Twitter @TomiwaBabalola.

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