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Kano Pillars, Katsina United sent packing from NPFL

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Former Nigeria’s NPFL champions, Kano Pillars, will next season play in the lower league after they were relegated from the topflight on Sunday despite winning 2-1 at home against Shooting Stars.

Pillars, who have won the Nigeria league four times, were docked three points after a recent league clash against Dakkada was interrupted.

They thus finished on 45 points.

Katsina United will also play in the second-tier NNL in the coming season after they fell 2-0 at Wikki Tourists.

They could only finish on 48 points.

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Heartland will also play in the lower league next season despite a 1-0 home win over Kwara United.

They tallied 47 points.

Also drelegated were bottom team MFM FC on 36 points.