Football clubs that will compete for honours at next season Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) is now complete with the completion of the Nigeria National League (NNL) playoffs.
Four (4) one-off matches decided promotion to Nigeria’s elite league from the second tier. Akwa Starlet defeated Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan 3-0 to confirm win their promotion ticket.
Jigawa Golden Star triumphed in a 5-goal thriller as they Came out 3-2 better than NAF. Dynamite Force Vs Warri Wolves tie was decided via penalties after full time ended in 0-0. Warri Wolves emerged as the winner of the penalty shoot out winning 5-3 on penalties.
In the final fixture, Adamawa United defeated Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC) 2-1.
Today’s results confirmed the promotion of the four (4) clubs into the NPFL.
*NIGERIA NATIONWIDE LEAGUE PLAYOFFS19*
Shooting Stars 0-3 Akwa Starlets
Jigawa Golden Stars 3-2 NAF
Dynamite Force *0-0* Warri Wolves
(Wolves win 5-3 on penalties)
Adamawa United *2-1* FRSC
PROMOTED TO NPFL:
Jigawa Golden Stars
Adamawa United last featured in the premier League in 2006.
Jigawa Golden Stars last featured in the Premier League in 2012.
Warri Wolves last featured in the premier League in 2016.
Akwa Starlets have never featured in the premier League.
20 Teams for the 2019/2020 NPFL season
Ifeanyi uba Fc
Jigawa Golden FC
By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde