Paris, July 29 IANS | 5 months ago

Lens football club were promoted to the top flight, French Ligue 1, after successfully appealing a ban on financial grounds.

Lens were banned from the Ligue 1 after failing to produce the prerequisite 10 million euro (about USD 13.9 million) guarantee, reports Xinhua.

The club appealed to the French Olympic Committee (CNOSF) and were finally given the permission to return.

Lens, who return to Ligue 1 after an absence of three seasons, are owned by Azerbaijani businessman Hafiz Mammadov, who also owns FC Baku and English Championship side Sheffield Wednesday.

(Posted on 29-07-2014)

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