2012–13 Premier Soccer League

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Premier Soccer League
Season 2012–13
Champions Kaizer Chiefs
Relegated Black Leopards
Champions League Kaizer Chiefs
Confederation Cup SuperSport United
Matches played 160
Goals scored 176 (1.1 per match)
Top goalscorer Katlego Mashego (13 goals)
Biggest home win Platinum Stars 4-0 Free State Stars
(27 October 2012)[1]
Biggest away win AmaZulu 0-6 Kaizer Chiefs
(11 August 2012)[2]
Highest scoring Platinum Stars 6-4 Golden Arrows
(8 December 2012)[3]
Average attendance 6, 722 (per game)[4]

The 2012–13 Premier Soccer League season (known as the ABSA Premiership for sponsorship reasons) was the seventeenth season of the Premier Soccer League since its establishment in 1996. The season began in the second week of August 2012.

Orlando Pirates were the defending champions, having won the previous 2011-12 Premier Soccer League (PSL) season, but lost their title to Kaizer Chiefs. The season featured 14 teams from the 2011-12 PSL season and two new teams promoted from the 2011–12 National First Division: Tuks FC and Chippa United who replace relegated Santos and Jomo Cosmos.

Format changes[edit]

The 2012–13 season saw the introduction of the Q-innovation system. The league schedule was split into four fixture-blocks referred to as quarters, the first and third blocks had eight fixtures, the second and fourth blocks had seven fixtures.[5]

Prize money was given to the teams who finish top of the table after each block of fixtures.[5]

Prize money[edit]

Achievement Prize money
1st place at end of quarter 1 1.5m ZAR
1st place at end of quarter 2 1.5m ZAR
1st place at end of quarter 3 1.5m ZAR
1st place at end of quarter 4 1.5m ZAR
Overall league winner 10m ZAR[5]

Teams[edit]

A total of 16 teams contested the league, including 14 sides from the 2011–12 season and two promoted from the 2011–12 National First Division.

Relegation for Jomo Cosmos to the 2012–13 National First Division was confirmed on 16 May 2012, as Jomo Cosmos maintained their reputation as a yo-yo club, suffering their third relegation from the PSL in five seasons.[6] Santos had finished 15th and thus had to go through the 2011-12 PSL Playoff Tournament alongside Chippa United and Thanda Royal Zulu of the National First Division. Santos were unable to retain their place in the PSL following a 4-3 defeat in the final game of the PSL Playoff Tournament on 30 June 2012 and were subsequently relegated to the National First Division for the 2012-13 season.[7]

Tuks FC earned promotion to the PSL as 2011-12 National First Division Champions.[8] Chippa United, who had finished second in the 2011-12 National First Division season, earned their place in the PSL after defeating Santos and Thanda Royal Zulu in the 3-team PSL promotion tournament. Both teams made their first appearances in the PSL.

Stadiums and locations[edit]

Football teams in South Africa tend to use multiple stadiums over the course of a season for their home games. The following table will only indicate the stadium used most often by the club for their home games

Team Location of training field Province Home venue Capacity
Ajax Cape Town Cape Town (Parow) Western Cape Cape Town Stadium 55,000
AmaZulu Durban (Durban North) Kwazulu-Natal Moses Mabhida Stadium 54,000
Bidvest Wits Johannesburg (Braamfontein) Gauteng Bidvest Stadium 5,000
Black Leopards Polokwane Limpopo Peter Mokaba Stadium 45,000
Bloemfontein Celtic Bloemfontein Free State Seisa Ramabodu Stadium 20,000
Chippa United Nyanga Western Cape Philippi Stadium1 10,000
Free State Stars Bethlehem Free State Charles Mopeli Stadium 35,000
Golden Arrows Umlazi Kwazulu-Natal King Zwelithini Stadium 10,000
Kaizer Chiefs Johannesburg (Soweto) Gauteng FNB Stadium (Soccer City) 94,700
Mamelodi Sundowns Chloorkop Gauteng Loftus Versfeld Stadium 52,000
Maritzburg United Pietermaritzburg Kwazulu-Natal Harry Gwala Stadium 10,700
Moroka Swallows Johannesburg (Soweto) Gauteng Dobsonville Stadium 24,000
Orlando Pirates Johannesburg (Soweto) Gauteng Orlando Stadium 36,400
Platinum Stars Rustenburg (Phokeng) North West Royal Bafokeng Stadium 45,000
Supersport United Pretoria (Atteridgeville) Gauteng Lucas Moripe Stadium 28,900
Tuks FC Pretoria Gauteng Tuks ABSA Stadium 8,000[9]

Personnel and kits[edit]

Team Manager Supplier Shirt sponsor
Ajax Cape Town Turkey Muhsin Ertugral Adidas MTN
AmaZulu South Africa Craig Rosslee Adidas SPAR
Bidvest Wits South Africa Clive barker Nike Bidvest 2
Black Leopards South Africa Abel Makhubele Kappa MTN
Bloemfontein Celtic South Africa Clinton Larsen Reebok MTN
Chippa United England Mark Harrison Umbro Vodacom
Free State Stars South Africa Steve Komphela Maxed Bonitas
Golden Arrows South Africa Manqoba Mngqithi Millé MTN
Kaizer Chiefs Scotland Stuart Baxter Nike Vodacom
Mamelodi Sundowns South Africa Pitso Mosimane Nike Ubuntu Bhotho 2
Maritzburg United Germany Ernst Middendorp Umbro Vacant
Moroka Swallows Portugal Zeca Marques Puma VW
Orlando Pirates South Africa Roger De Sa Adidas Vodacom
Platinum Stars South Africa Cavin Johnson Umbro The Royal Marang Hotel 2
Supersport United South Africa Gavin Hunt Kappa DStv 2
Tuks FC South Africa Steve Barker Umbro Vacant
  • ^2 Sponsor linked to team ownership

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Kaizer Chiefs South Africa Ace Khuse Caretaker period ended May 2012 End of season Scotland Stuart Baxter 7 May 2012[11]
Moroka Swallows South Africa Gordon Igesund Appointed coach of South Africa 30 June 2012[12] End of season Portugal Zeca Marques 2 July 2012[13]
Chippa United South Africa Roger Sikhakane Redeployed July 2012 End of season South Africa Manqoba Mngqithi 9 July 2012[14]
Bidvest Wits South Africa Roger De Sa Sacked 9 July 2012[15] End of season Spain Antonio López Habas 12 July 2012[16]
Chippa United South Africa Manqoba Mngqithi Sacked 22 August 2012[17] 15 South Africa Roger Sikhakane 13 September 2012 [18]
Orlando Pirates Peru Augusto Palacios Health Reasons 10 September 2012[19] 9 South Africa Roger De Sa 10 September 2012[19]
Ajax Cape Town Netherlands Maarten Stekelenburg Sacked 2 October 2012[20] 15 Netherlands Jan Versleijen 11 February 2013[21]
Golden Arrows Turkey Muhsin Ertugral Quit 22 October 2012[22] 13 South AfricaManqoba Mngqithi 23 October 2012[23]
Chippa United South Africa Roger Sikhakane Sacked 29 October 2012[24] 15 South Africa Farouk Abrahams 11 December 2012[25]
Black Leopards Zimbabwe Sunday Chidzambwa Promoted to Technical Director 30 October 2012[26] 11 South Africa Ian Palmer 30 October 2012[26]
AmaZulu Sweden Roger Palmgren Sacked 26 November 2012[27] 16 South Africa Craig Rosslee 30 October 2012[28]
Mamelodi Sundowns Netherlands Johan Neeskens Sacked 2 December 2012[29] 15 South Africa Pitso Mosimane 2 December 2012[29]
Black Leopards South Africa Ian Palmer Sacked 2 January 2013[30] 12 South Africa Abel Makhubele 9 January 2013[31]
Wits Spain Antonio López Habas Mutual consent 4 January 2013[32] 9 South Africa Clive Barker 4 January 2012
Chippa United South Africa Farouk Abrahams Redeployed 29 January 2013[33] 15 South Africa Wilfred Mugeyi 30 January 2013
Chippa United South Africa Wilfred Mugeyi Sacked 11 April 2013[34] 16 England Mark Harrison 12 April 2013[35]
Ajax Cape Town Netherlands Jan Versleijen Quit 25 April 2013[36] 15 Turkey Muhsin Ertugral 25 April 2013[37]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Kaizer Chiefs (C) (Q) 30 15 12 3 48 21 +27 57 Qualification to the 2014 CAF Champions League
2 Platinum Stars 30 17 5 8 48 27 +21 56
3 Orlando Pirates 30 14 10 6 39 23 +16 52
4 Bidvest Wits 30 11 11 8 34 32 +2 44
5 Bloemfontein Celtic 30 11 9 10 32 33 −1 42
6 SuperSport United (Q) 30 8 17 5 30 26 +4 41 Qualification to the 2014 CAF Confederation Cup
7 Free State Stars 30 10 11 9 32 32 0 41
8 University of Pretoria 30 8 16 6 34 29 +5 40
9 Moroka Swallows 30 11 7 12 41 41 0 40
10 Mamelodi Sundowns 30 9 12 9 31 27 +4 39
11 Maritzburg United 30 9 12 9 31 31 0 39
12 AmaZulu 30 7 11 12 22 35 −13 32
13 Golden Arrows 30 8 7 15 28 39 −11 31
14 Ajax Cape Town 30 7 10 13 34 46 −12 31
15 Chippa United 30 6 10 14 28 41 −13 28 Qualification to the PSL Playoff Tournament
16 Black Leopards (R) 30 5 8 17 34 63 −29 23 Relegation to the National First Division

Updated to games played on 18 May 2013.
Source: http://www.kickoff.com/league/201213-absa-premiership/match-centre#tab_mc-table
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

PSL playoff tournament[edit]

The teams that finished second and third during the 2012-13 National First Division season where joined by the team that finished 15th in the 2012-13 Premier Soccer League season in a 3-team promotion and relegation playoff called the PSL Playoff Tournament.

Participants[edit]

Team League Pos
Chippa United 2012-13 Premier Soccer League 15th
Santos 2012–13 National First Division 2nd
Mpumalanga Black Aces 2012–13 National First Division 3rd

Format[edit]

The 3 teams participated in a mini-league in which they played one another twice (home and away) with log points being awarded for winning a match (3 points) and drawing a match (1 point). At the conclusion of the mini-league phase the team that was in first place would either earn or maintain their place in the PSL for the 2013-14 season. If the team that finished 15th in the PSL was unable to win the mini-league, they were relegated to the National First Division for the 2013-14 season.

Playoff table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Mpumalanga Black Aces (P) 4 2 2 0 4 2 +2 8
2 Chippa United (R) 4 1 2 1 1 1 0 5
3 Santos 4 0 2 2 2 4 –2 2

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points
(R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted

Results[edit]




23 June 2013
15:00
Santos 0 – 1 Chippa United
Goal 19' Mbenyane
Athlone Stadium, Cape Town
Referee: Victor Hlungwani


Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] AJX AMZ BVW BLP BLC CHU FSS GOL KZC MLS MAR MOR ORL PLA SUP TUK
Ajax 0–0 0–2 0–1 2–2 3–2 4–2 3–0 3–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 2–2 4–1 1–1 1–5
AmaZulu 0–1 1–1 4–0 1–0 1–2 0–1 0–0 0–6 0–0 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–0
Bidvest Wits 0–0 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–3 0–2 2–1 2–0 0–1 1–2 0–0 0–0
Black Leopards 2–1 1–1 0–2 3–2 0–0 1–2 2–1 1–3 2–5 2–2 0–1 0–4 0–1 3–3 1–3
Bloemfontein Celtic 2–1 1–0 3–0 1–1 1–0 2–2 1–0 0–3 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 2–1 2–1 1–2
Chippa United 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–0 1–2 1–2 0–2 1–1 0–1 2–1 0–0 2–1 2–2 2–2
Free State Stars 2–1 2–1 2–0 3–2 1–0 3–0 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–0
Golden Arrows 2–0 0–1 1–2 0–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 2–0 0–2 2–1 0–1 0–1
Kaizer Chiefs 3–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 0–0 2–0 2–1 3–0 2–1 1–1 3–2 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–1
Mamelodi Sundowns 3–1 1–1 2–2 1–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–2 0–1 1–3 0–1 0–0 1–1
Maritzburg United 1–1 2–0 0–1 2–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–3 0–1 1–2 0–1 0–0 1–1
Moroka Swallows 3–1 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 4–1 1–3 2–0 1–3 3–2 2–0 1–3 2–3
Orlando Pirates 2–0 0–0 2–0 4–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 2–3 0–3 1–0 1–0 0–0
Platinum Stars 3–0 2–1 2–1 4–0 2–0 1–1 4–0 6–4 2–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 0–1 3–0 2–2
Supersport United 2–1 3–0 1–1 3–2 1–1 2–1 0–0 2–2 1–2 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–0
Tuks FC 0–0 3–1 1–2 1–2 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–2 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 0–0 0–0

Updated to games played on 18 May 2013.
Source: http://www.kickoff.com/league/201213-absa-premiership/match-centre#tab_mc-table
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.


Prize money[edit]

Position Prize money (ZAR)
1 10m
2 5m
3 3m
4 2m
5 1.5m
6 1.3
7 1.1m
8 1m
9 750k
10 700k
11 650k
12 600k
13 550k
14 500k
15 450k
16 400k

Statistics[edit]

Top goalscorers As of 18 May 2013

Rank Player Club Goals
1
South Africa Katlego Mashego Moroka Swallows
13
2
South Africa Bernard Parker Kaizer Chiefs
12
3
Zimbabwe Cuthbert Malajila Maritzburg United
11
4
South Africa Bennett Chenene Moroka Swallows
10
Senegal Mame Niang Pretoria University
10
South Africa Mabhuti Khanyeza SuperSport United and Ajax Cape Town
10
Botswana Mogakolodi Ngele Platinum Stars
10
8
South Africa Rodney Ramagalela Black Leopards
9
South Africa Lehlohonolo Majoro Kaizer Chiefs
9
9
South Africa Welcome Qalanto Chippa United
8

Source: Premier Soccer League

See also[edit]

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