After what almost looked like putting Nigeria football into disrepute by some unscrupulous range of suggestions, lobbying and shenanigans, the Nigerian National League will eventually settle for a promotion playoff.
Before now, some quarters have pushed to have eight teams promote to the NPFL hence making it 28 teams for elite division.
But with the NFF and LMC thumping that out and sticking to the 4 teams promotion to make it 24 teams in an abridge version the NNL have piped down and listen to their masters.
The playoff will take place in two centres; the Southern Conference being Lagos and the Northern Conference being Kano with games to be played in round robin format as the two top teams from each group will qualify to the NPFL.
See the groupings and schedule below:
Southern Conference Schedule
Bendel Insurance vs Remo Stars
Shooting Stars vs Delta Force
Delta Force vs Bendel Insurance
Remo Stars vs Shooting Stars
Shooting Stars vs Bendel Insurance
Delta Force vs Remo Stars
Northern Conference Schedule
Gombe United vs Kada City
Real Stars vs Kogi United
Kada City vs Real Stars
Kogi United vs Gombe United
Gombe United vs Real Stars
Kada City vs Kogi United
All matches will go on concurrently at various conferences on the following dates December 17th (day 1), 19th (day 2) and finally 21st (day 3).