By Johnny Edward:
Super Eagles duo Oghenekaro Etebo and Dele Alampasu are both delighted to have gained promotion to the Portuguese elite division with CD Feirense, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Feirense pipped Pointmonense to the final promotion ticket on the last day of the Segunda league and Etebo says that it was down to hardwork.
"It's was down to hard work and a bit of luck," Etebo told Completesportsnigeria.com.
"But in the end we had the last laugh because at half time we weren't even sure it would come but we scaled through.
Alampasu also revealed the second half of the encounter was one of the longest ever in his career.
"It was as if the there was going to be a third period," Alampasu revealed.
"But I'm happy that we will be playing in the top flight division."
Alampasu also hinted that the next focus is to help Nigeria conquer the world at the 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil.
"I've achieved one of my set aims and the next is the Olympics."