Nigerian defender Efe Ambrose has earned himself a Scottish Championship winner’s medal with Hibernian after making his ninth league appearance in Wednesday’s victory over Raith Rovers.
Hibs have already won the second-tier title and gained promotion to the Scottish Premiership.
According to deadlinenews.co.uk, Scottish Football League rules state that players must play in at least nine matches, whether starting or as a substitute, in the second tier to qualify for a medal.
Ambrose, who is on loan from Celtic, was the only player to keep his place in the side for the visit of Rovers after head coach Neil Lennon made ten changes to the team that lost to Aberdeen in Saturday’s Scottish Cup semi-final.
The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner will however not get his hands on a Scottish Premiership winner’s medal, after failing to make a single league appearance for Celtic under Brendan Rodgers this season.
Since joining Hibernian on loan, Ambrose has been one of their key players.
His impressive performances for Hibernian earned him Scottish Championship Player of the Month for March.