NPL2023: Kano Pillars, Katsina United Secure League Promotion

Former Nigeria Premier League, NPL, side, Kano Pillars and Katsina United are back to the top flight after spending a year in the lower league, the NNL.

Relegated at the 2021/2022 league season, the northern rivals secured promotion from the Nigeria National League (NNL) on Wednesday afternoon.

Despite Katsina United defeating Kano Pillars 1-0 in a keenly contested NNL Super Eight playoff tie at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, both teams made it through following DMD 2-0 win to EFCC in the other game.

At the end of the Northern Conference standings, former league champions, Kano Pillars top the standings with six points, while Katsina United finished second with the same points but on inferior goal difference.

The two clubs joins Sporting Lagos, And Heartland FC of Owerri to play in NPL next season.

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