Shooting Stars football club of Ibadan missed the opportunity to return to the Nigeria Professional Football League after crumbling to a 3-0 defeat against Akwa Starlets at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, Delta State in the Nigeria National League Championship playoff.
Two first half goals and a late third, propelled the Uyo based team to the elite division.
At the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu, Warri Wolves defeated Dynamite FC of Edo state 5-3 on penalties to pick one of the available tickets.
There were victories for Adamawa United and Jigawa Golden Stars against Road Safety FC and NAF FC in that order.
Jigawa Golden Stars defeated NAF FC of Abuja 3-2 at the Rwang Pam Stadium, while Adamawa United recorded a 2-0 scoreline victory over Road Safety FC at the Aper Aku Stadium, Makurdi.
With the development, Warri Wolves, Adamawa United, Jigawa Golden Stars and Akwa Starlets have gained promotion to the Nigeria Professional Football League