NNL: Sporting Lagos, Kano Pillars off to a flyer in the promotion playoffs

NNL: Sporting Lagos, Kano Pillars off to a flyer in the promotion playoffs

Izuchukwu Akawor 23:32 - 02.07.2023

Eight teams including Sporting Lagos and Kano Pillars are fighting it out to determine the four teams that will pick up promotion tickets to the NPFL.

It was a very interesting start to the Nigeria National League, NNL, Super 8 playoffs in Asaba with four superb matches. 

The trio of Sporting Lagos, Kano Pillars and Katsina United record big wins while the other match ended in a goalless affair. 


Katsina United win

In what was the opening game of the playoffs at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, Katsina United got things off to a brilliant start. 

Katsina United are looking to return to the NPFL.

United rpoved too good for DMD FC following a 2-1 win.

Katsina are one of the favorites expected to pick one of the four NPFL spots on offer. 

Kano Pillars overcome scare

In the second game of the day, former NPFL champions joined Katsina United to seal a first win of the playoffs.

Pillars defeated EFCC FC by a narrow 1-0 win to begin their quest for a quick return to the Football League in the best possible manner. 

Sporting Lagos join the winners club

Looking for their first-ever season in the nation’s top flight, Sporting Lagos left it late to see off One Rockets FC.

In what was one of the most keenly anticipated encounters on the day, Odafi Emmanuel proved to be the difference maker following his late winner to give the Tech boys a deserved 1-0 win. 

Elsewhere on the day, it was a goalless affair between Heartland and Stomers.  

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