Psl log & Standings
Psl Logs & Standings Today
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The Premier Soccer League (PSL) is a national sports association responsible for administering the two professional football divisions in South Africa
The PSL was created following an agreement between the National Soccer League and the remnants of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL).
The association acts as a governing body and competition organiser.
The National First Division (NFD) is the second-highest league of South African club soccer.
Teams that are relegated from the PSL organised divisions compete in the SAFA Second Division.
The league was founded in 1996 after an agreement between the National Soccer League (South Africa)
And the remnants of the National Professional Soccer League (South Africa). Main article: Ellis Park Stadium disaster
The league was reduced from 18 to 16 teams after the end of the 2001–02 season to avoid fixture congestion, causing two teams, Ria Stars and Free State Stars, to be disbanded.
In 2004, a match-fixing scandal rocked South African football.
An investigation codenamed “Operation Dribble” was launched by the South African police in June 2004.
More than 40 arrests were made, ranging from club bosses to match commissioners, referees and their assistants.
Kaizer Chiefs successfully defended their league title in 2005 after they won the prestigious trophy in 2004 for the first time in a decade.
The 2005–06 season saw Mamelodi Sundowns capturing the title for the fourth time.
In 2007, the PSL signed a television deal with SuperSport worth R1.6-billion.
It is the biggest sporting deal in the history of South Africa,
And it took the Premier Division into the top 15 ranked leagues in the world in terms of commercial broadcast deals.
In 2008, 2009 and 2010 Supersport United won a hat-trick of titles.
The league currently has teams in most of the country’s largest cities, with Port Elizabeth being the obvious exception.
The city has not had a team in the league since the 2008–09 Premier Soccer League, when the city’s Bay United F.C. were relegated.
As of May 2017, the league is rated as the 5th best in Africa according to the CAF 5-Year Ranking system
TV Rights :
South Africa’s Premier Soccer League (PSL) has awarded a $277 million, five year television rights deal to the country’s SuperSport satellite channel, operated by media conglomerate Naspers.
The deal, which begins in a year’s time, extends the arrangement SuperSport entered into with PSL in 2007, covering the five years to May 2012 at a cost of $200 million (1.6 billion rand).
Broadcasting about seven live football matches a week, SuperSport sub-licenses certain games to the state TV network, South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).