Molde striker Leke James has said that he takes the UEFA Europa League qualification ticket with Molde FK as a consolation.
At the weekend, James scored a brace at relegated Sandfjord for Molde to pip SK Brann to runners-up place in the Norwegian top flight.
The Kaduna-born striker said his target for the just ended season was to win the league and qualify for UEFA Champions League, but told newsmen that coming second was not all bad.
“My target was to win the league with Molde and qualify for the UEFA Champions League, but that was not to be, we finished second and got Europa league qualification ticket,” he said.
“My goal is now to help my club progress to the group stage of the Europa League and see what happens afterwards.
“It was an amazing season and coming second is not bad. I am sure we can do better next season.”
The former Flying Eagles star scored four goals in the league on his return to Norway after his time in China.