angers.fcAngers won promotion to France’s Ligue 1 on Friday after a 3-0 victory over Nimes in second division action guaranteed their place in the top flight for the first time since 1994. 

They join Ligue 2 champions Troyes and runners-up Gazelec Ajaccio on their way into the money spinning first division next season. 

Angers held off Dijon and Nancy in the battle for third spot behind the goal scoring exploits of striker Jonathan Kodjia who put away 15 goals which saw the 25-year-old voted Ligue 2 player of the season. 

Ligue 1 wraps up on Saturday with Evian, Metz and Lens guaranteed to drop into the second division next season. 

Paris Saint-Germain are already crowned champions for the third straight season. – Agence France-Presse

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