Wednesday, 6th November, 2013
EA Guingamp's successful return to the top division of French football has earned high praise from one of their most famous alumni in Didier Drogba.
EAG were relegated to Ligue 2 in 2003/04 and then to the National, but ensured their promotion last season by finishing second behind winners Monaco.
Drogba spent a year and a half with Guingamp, leaving them for Marseille in July 2003, while the club have exceeded expectations this season.
Guingamp – nicknamed Les Paysans (peasants) – are currently in tenth place after 12 games, and are just three points off a European berth.
Drogba was quoted by Maxifoot as saying: "It really is a pleasure. I want to congratulate coach Jocelyn Gourvennec for the work done and the players as well.
"The peasants are back for good!"
Drogba is plying his trade with Galatasaray following spells with Chelsea and Chinese outfit Shanghai Shenhua.
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