Kano Pillars Football Club of Kano on Sunday defeated relegated Nembe City 4-0 to retain the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL title for a record third successive time. Pillars now join Iwuanyanwu Nationale (now Heartland) and Enyimba as the only Nigerian clubs to have won the premier division title three times on the bounce. The League Management Company, LMC, announced via its Twitter account: “It is technically official! Kano Pillars are Glo Premier League champions for a third consecutive season.” Abia Warriors and Nasarawa United are fourth and fifth respectively. Nasarawa United played a 0-0 draw at Rangers while goals from Marshall Okoro, Chisom Chikatara and Chima Uluocha helped Abia Warriors to a 3-0 win over Sharks.