January 31, 2023

Gombe United, Katsina United seal promotion to Nigeria Professional Football League

October 3, 2016

The northern sides got promoted to the elite division after several years in the lower division

Gombe United and Kastina United have been promoted to Nigerian topflight league after final day victories against Supreme Court and Kogi United respectively on Saturday.

The Desert Scorpion defeated Supreme Court 2-0 in Abuja to secure their topflight their status, finishing atop of the Nigeria National League division A2 with 28 points from 14 matches.

For Katsina United, a 1-0 win against Kogi United through Usman Bello in a Week 14 encounter played at the Karkanda Stadium.

That result means the Katsina side finished as NNL division A1 winners with 26 points, securing the sole promotion ticket, returning to the elite division for the first time since 2001.

Gombe and Katsina join already promoted Remo Stars as teams to play in the top tier next season with the fourth side yet to be decided.

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