Nigeria Under 23 star Olabiran Muyiwa shone like a million stars on Sunday as FC Tambov booked a spot in the Russian Premier League after losing 2-0 to FC Khimki at the Khimki Arena.
Despite losing the Matchday 36 encounter of the Russian Football National League (RFNL) 2-0 to Khimki over the weekend, Tambov still gained promotion to the Russian top flight after Shinnik beat third placed FC Tom Tomsk 1-0.
Before the match against Khimki, FC Tomsk had 60 points while PFC Sochi, the league leaders and Tambov who were second on the log had 67 points.
Olabiran’s team needed a win to seal their passage to the Russian top tier but they benefited from Tom’s 1-0 defeat and claimed one of the available slots to the Russian Premier League.
“I am really excited because of this promotion to the main Russian League,” the exciting winger told Futbalgalore.com.
He continued, “Like I said on Saturday, we have really worked hard for this promotion and I’m happy that God crowned our efforts.”