The curtains have officially been drawn on the season, and whilst it was jubilation for some team, it was agony for others
Remo Stars sealed a spot in next season’s CAF Confederations Cup after securing a comprehensive 3-0 victory against Niger Tornadoes.
The Sky blue stars needed a victory on the final day of the season to complete an outstanding fairytale story and secure third position in the Nigeria Professional Football League.
Remo Stars just gained promotion into the Nigerian top-flight, but they took the league by storm.
It was looking like it was going to be an anticlimax for Remo Stars, but they soon got a lifeline in the 30th minute.
They won a penalty and Andy Okpe was on hand to convert from the spot.
The 21-year-old was not done yet, and just two minutes after the break, Okpe got his second and Remo’s second.
Okpe then completed his hattrick to ensure a 3-0 victory for Remo Stars at home, and a continental ticket.
Rivers United already sealed the title three weeks ago, and sealed a spot in next season’s CAF Champions League.
Plateau United also join them, as they finished second, seven points behind Rivers United.
Two-time Champions League winners Enyimba finished seventh, while last season’s NPFL winners Akwa United were ninth.
At the bottom of the table is Katsina United, who lost away at Wikki Tourists. Heartland FC beat Kwara United at ,but they still got relegated. They are joined by Kano Pillars, and MFM FC.
Kano Pillars suffered heartbreak when they were docked six points for misconduct in the 2021/22 season.
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