2010–11 National First Division

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
National First Division
Season 2010–11

2010–11 National First Division, was the season from September 2010 until May 2011, of South Africa's second tier of professional football. The overall NFD champion was promoted to the first level, known as Premier Soccer League (PSL). While the losing team of the championship final, faced a round robin playoff stage, against the second lowest ranked team of PSL and the two second ranked teams of the NFD streams.

Season Structure[edit]

The league is made up of 16 teams, split into 2 streams. Each team plays the other 7 teams in their stream 3 times, for a total of 21 games. Teams receive 3 points for a win, 1 for draw, and 0 for a loss. At the end of the season, the top ranked team from each stream play in a two-legged final, the winner of which is crowned National First Division Champion, and gains automatic promotion to the Premier Soccer League for the next season. The loser of the final, along with the teams which came second in their streams, and the 15th placed PSL team, go into the PSL promotion play-offs. The two teams finishing in last place in their streams are automatically relegated to the Vodacom League. They are replaced by the finalists of the Vodacom League championship game.

Club and stadium information[edit]

Coastal Stream (excl. Northern Cape):

Club Location Province Stadium Capacity
African Warriors Phuthaditjhaba Free State Charles Mopeli Stadium 35,000
Bay United Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape Gelvandale Stadium 3,000
Blackburn Rovers East London Eastern Cape Buffalo City Stadium 16,000
Carara Kicks Welkom Free State Goble Park 20,000
FC Cape Town Cape Town (Parow) Western Cape NNK Rugby Stadium 5,000
Hanover Park Cape Town (Wynberg) Western Cape Wynberg Military Base Stadium 2,500
Nathi Lions Durban (KwaMashu) KwaZulu-Natal Princess Magogo Stadium 12,000
Thanda Royal Zulu Richards Bay KwaZulu-Natal Richards Bay Stadium 8,000

Inland Stream (incl. Northern Cape):

Club Location Province Stadium Capacity
Batau Ermelo Mpumalanga Stadium
Black Leopards Thohoyandou Limpopo Stadium
Dynamos Polokwane Limpopo Stadium
FC AK Johannesburg Gauteng Stadium
Jomo Cosmos Johannesburg Gauteng Stadium
University of Pretoria Pretoria Gauteng Stadium
United Kimberley Northern Cape Stadium
Witbank Spurs Witbank Mpumalanga Stadium
Location of teams in the 2010–11 National First Division.

League Standings[edit]

Coastal Stream[edit]

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or Relegation
1 Bay United 21 11 7 3 29 13 +16 40 NFD Coastal Stream Champions 2010/2011
2 Thanda Royal Zulu 21 12 3 6 38 27 +11 39 Qualification for PSL promotion play-offs
3 Carara Kicks 21 7 11 3 32 31 +1 32
4 African Warriors 21 7 9 5 29 25 +4 30
5 F.C. Cape Town 21 4 11 6 23 20 +3 23
6 Blackburn Rovers 21 6 5 10 21 32 -11 23
7 Nathi Lions 21 3 9 9 27 31 -4 18
8 Hanover Park 21 4 5 12 23 43 -20 17 Relegation to the Vodacom League

Updated 8 May 2011:[1][2]

Inland Stream[edit]

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or Relegation
1 Jomo Cosmos 21 14 5 2 29 14 +15 47 NFD Inland Stream Champions 2010/2011
2 Black Leopards 21 11 5 5 33 21 +12 38 Qualification for PSL promotion play-offs
3 University of Pretoria 21 10 7 4 29 18 +11 37
4 F.C. AK 21 7 6 8 27 24 +3 27
5 Witbank Spurs 21 6 6 9 22 26 -4 24
6 Dynamos 21 6 3 12 21 37 -16 21
7 United 21 6 5 10 17 24 -7 20
8 Batau 21 4 3 14 31 45 -14 15 Relegation to the Vodacom League

Updated 8 May 2011:[1][2]

Note: Pretoria University initially won 2nd place in the Inland stream, due to a 3p penalty hitting Black Leopards, for fielding an unregistered player at one of their victories in the spring. Few days later the penalty was however reverted, as Black Leopards managed to win the appeal case. The log therefore ended to award the second place for Black Leopards.[3]

Post Season[edit]

NFD Final[edit]

The winner of the two streams, Bay United and Jomo Cosmos will meet and play a two legged tie, on May 14 and May 22, to determine the overall 2010-11 NFD championship. The NFD champion will gain an automatic promotion to the PSL. While the looser of the NFD Final will get a second chance to promote to PSL, at the Promotion Play Offs.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Bay United South Africa 0–0
(penalty 4–5)
South Africa Jomo Cosmos 0–0
report
0–0
report

Promotion play offs[edit]

The losing team of the NFD Final (Bay United), together with both runnerups of the NFD streams (Thanda Royal Zulu and Black Leopards), and finally the second lowest ranked team of PSL (Vasco da Gama), entered into the Promotion play offs. This play off competition, was played as a cup with two legged matches, with an unseeded draw to decide the fixtures.[4] The two semifinals were scheduled to be played simultaneously at May 25 and 29. Due to Black Leopards having qualified for the 2011 Nedbank Cup final at May 28, the two semifinals were however rescheduled, to be played at June 8 and 11. A two legged final with the two winning teams from the semifinal, was played on June 15 and 18.[5] Only the winner of the Promotion play off final was get promoted to play the next season in PSL.

Semifinals:

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Bay United South Africa 4–1 South Africa Thanda Royal Zulu 0–0
report
4–1
report
Vasco da Gama South Africa 2–4 South Africa Black Leopards 1–1
report
1–3
report

Promotion Play Off Final:

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Bay United South Africa 0–2 South Africa Black Leopards 0–0
report
0–2
report

External links[edit]

References[edit]