Celtic drew at Dundee United on Sunday to throw Rangers and hundreds of thousands of people associated with the club into jubilation
Rangers are the new champions of Scotland after Steven Gerrard’s men dethroned Celtic to clinch their 55th top-light title with six matches to spare.
The Gers have been the best team in the country, losing none of their 32 matches played thus far and winning 28 of them.
The triumph has nothing to do with luck as Rangers boast the best attack and defence in the Premiership. The newly-crowned champions scored 77 goals – 12 better than second-best Celtic – while conceding just nine.
For context, bitter rivals Celtic shipped a respectable 23 goals in their 32 matches.
Two Nigerian internationals have been crucial to the Gers’ incredible consistency this term.
Midfielder Joe Aribo contributed ten goals (six goals and four assists) in 24 appearances.
At the same time, compatriot Leon Balogun featured in 17 games and played his part in making the Light Blues the meanest defence in Scotland.
Both players were involved on Saturday as Rangers powered past St Mirren 3-0 at the Ibrox Stadium to establish a 21-point gap on Celtic.
Only a Celtic victory at Dundee United would have delayed Rangers’ crowning for at least another week. But the Bhoys could only manage a boring stalemate to send their eternal foes into wild jubilation.
Super Eagles defender Balogun immediately took to his Twitter account to celebrate his first career league triumph.
The title win is also the first of Aribo’s young and promising career.