Efe Ambrose' Hibernian gain promotion to Scottish Premier League

Efe Ambrose of Nigeria
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The Super Eagles defender helped his team reach the Scottish topflight after a home win against Queen of the South on Saturday

Nigeria international Efe Ambrose helped Hibernian clinched the Scottish Championship title after defeating Queens of the South 3-0 at the Easter Road Stadium.

It was the Nigerian's eighth appearance for the Hibs since joining on loan from Celtic in January.

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With the closest contender, Falkirk held to a 2-2 draw by Saint Mirren, Hibernian are safe to be called champions after opening an 11 points advantage atop with three games left to play.

The 28-year-old, who bagged Player of the Month for March was in top form as Darren McGregor's brace plus David Gray's strike ended Neil Lennon's side winless run in four games in a row.

Hibernian will face Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup before taking on Raith Rovers and Ayr United and Saint Mirren in their final three remaining league games.