MFM FC, Plateau United gain promotion to Nigeria Professional Football League

The Nigeria National League sides earned their berths in the top tier of Nigerian football despite contrasting fortunes over the weekend

MFM FC and Plateau United have secured a ticket to the Nigeria Professional Football League.

Lagos based MFM owned by the Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministry gained a place in the elite division despite bowing to Bendel Insurance.

John Kim’s lone strike ensured Plateau United beat Kogi United at the Rwang Pam Stadium to book a return to the NPFL after five unsuccessful attempts.

On Saturday, Tornadoes secured their topflight return with a league game to spare follow a 2-0 home win over Mighty Jets at the Bako Kontogora Stadium on Saturday - beating Gombe United, ABS and Mighty Jets to the top spot in a seven-team race.

In 2012, the Minna-based outfit were relegated from the country's elite division after a final day 1-0 loss to then NPFL campaigners Rising Stars. However, goals from Yakubu Alfa and Samson Adeyemi on Sunday stamped the Coach Abdullahi biffo's men topflight return after three years.

Another Lagos based team, Ikorodu United could gain promotion to the Nigeria elite division this next week should their win their last game of the season.