The hopes of Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of playing in the Nigeria Professional Football League was dashed on Wednesday after they lost to 0-1 to Bendel Insurance in the ongoing NNL Super 8 competition in Aba, Abia State.
The top 4 clubs in the short tournament will gain promotion from the NNL to Nigeria’s top flight league, NPFL, which begns later this month.
The four teams now promoted to the NPFL are Bendel Insurance, Remo Stars, Gombe United and Kada City.
Bendel Insurance sank the Ibadan side with a lone goal from Charles Omokaro. They topped the South Zone table with nine points, five goals and three clean sheets in three games.
It is a dream come true for Insurance which got relegated 10 years ago.