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Nasarawa United and El-Kanemi Warriors are back in Nigeria Premier Football League

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By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde

Nasarawa United and El-Kanemi Warriors, have secured promotion to the 2024/2025 Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) season following successful outings in the final group games of the Northern Conference at the 2024 Nigeria National League (NNL) Super 8.

Nasarawa United clinched a 2-1 victory over Sporting Supreme in Enugu, with goals from Musa Musa and Hassan Adamu. Mane Ebrima managed to reduce the deficit for Sporting Supreme FC with a penalty in the additional minutes of the second half.

In another decisive match, El-Kanemi Warriors overcame a first-half deficit to thrash Sokoto United 4-1. Adama Samuel Kizito had put Sokoto United ahead in the 42nd minute, but El-Kanemi Warriors responded emphatically with four goals in the second half to secure their promotion.

These two teams will be joined by the top two teams from the Southern Conference, which include Beyond Limits, Madiba FC, Inter Lagos, and Ikorodu City FC, competing for the remaining promotion spots.

Meanwhile, Gombe United has been relegated to the NNL, and three more teams are set to join them from the NPFL at the end of the season, with three games remaining.

The promotion of Nasarawa United and El-Kanemi Warriors marks an exciting development for the upcoming NPFL season, as these teams bring fresh competition and enthusiasm to the top tier of Nigerian football.