Shooting Stars Sports Club have joined the likes of Remo Stars, Gombe United and ABS FC as relegated teams in the 2016-17 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

The Oluyole Warriors had their life line on the inconclusive game between Gombe United and Wikki Tourist. Wikki needed to win in order to beat the drop and they did by defeating already relegated Gombe United 0-2 in a rescheduled game held in Maiduguri.

ABS, who just like Remo Stars failed at their first attempt in the elite division, were defeated by Nasarawa United 2-1 while Shooting Stars lost 2-0 to Niger Tornadoes to both confirm life in the lower divisions.