Meet the 8 teams promoted from Nigeria's third division to the NNL

Meet the 8 teams promoted from Nigeria's third division to the NNL

Jidechi Chidiezie 20:10 - 29.05.2023

The 2023 season will see eight teams promoted to the Nigeria National League, with the eighth, to be decided on Sunday.

Eight Nationwide League One (NLO) teams have gained promotions to Nigeria's second-tier league following their victories in the national playoffs during the weekend.

Among the promoted sides include relegated National League League (NNL) side Osun United, who made a swift return to the second tier on Friday, after beating Shooting Stars (Team B) 3-0 in the promotion play-off in Ikenne.

Meanwhile, on Saturday, Beyond Limits FA: the academy club of Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) side Remo Stars, also secured promotion to the second-tier league following a 4-1 victory over First Bank FC.

To complete the promoted sides was Dynamite Force who defeated Kun Khalifa in the final promotion qualification game at the Eket Stadium, on Sunday.

2023 NLO Promotion playoff results

  • Group A playoff final: Tradesafe FC 1-0 Lekki United 
  • Group B playoff final: First Bank 1-4 Beyond Limits 
  • Group C playoff final: Osun United 3-0 3SC Team B 
  • Group D playoff final: Leopard FC 2-3 Coal City 
  • Group E playoff final: Kun Khalifa FC 0-1 Dynamite Force FC 
  • Group F playoff final: Rahbam FC 3-1 Zaki Mairiga 
  • Group G playoff final: Jedo FC 1-0 Kano Stars 
  • Group H playoff final: Maikukele United 1-0 The Kings

Promoted teams to the NNL

  • Tradesafe FC
  • Beyond Limits
  • Osun United
  • Coal City
  • Dynamite Force
  • Rahbam FC
  • Jedo FC
  • Maikunkele FC

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