Ghanaian promising midfielder Lawrence Ofori’s Arouca FC’s have booked qualification back to the Portuguese top-flight league after beating Rio Ave 2-0 on Sunday in the Primeira Liga play-off finals.
Futebol Clube de Arouca are finally back in the Portuguese elite league having suffered relegation to the Segunda Liga in 2015.
Two goals from Arsénio Nunes and Jose Velazquez ensured a well-organized Arouca FC picked qualification ahead of Rio Ave in the crucial game at the Estadio Municipal de Arouca.
Ofori, 22, was handed a starting role by manager Armando Evangelista and expertly bossed the midfield before being substituted in the 82nd minute for Mauro Caballero to enjoy the last eight minutes of the game.
Arouca put together an eye-catching run of nine consecutive wins at the end of the season to finish in third spot, an especially impressive charge considering the fact that they only ended three points above fourth-placed Academica.
They sealed the third-placed finish with a 3-1 home victory over sixth-placed Chaves on the final day of the league.