2010–11 Premier Soccer League

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Premier Soccer League
Season 2010–11
Champions Orlando Pirates
3rd PSL title
Relegated Mpumalanga Black Aces
CAF Champions League Orlando Pirates
CAF Confederation Cup Black Leopards F.C. (via domestic cup)
Matches played 240
Goals scored 602 (2.51 per match)
Top goalscorer Knowledge Musona (15 Goals)
Biggest home win Bidvest Wits 6–0 Vasco da Gama
(6 February 2011)[1]
Biggest away win Moroka Swallows 0–4 AmaZulu
(23 January 2011)[2]
Highest scoring Mamelodi Sundowns 4–4 Ajax Cape Town
(6 April 2011)[3]
Vasco da Gama 3–5 Platinum Stars
(30 April 2011)[4]
Average attendance 3,829

The 2010–11 Premier Soccer League season (known as the ABSA Premiership for sponsorship reasons) was the fifteenth since its establishment. Supersport United were the defending champions, having won their third premier league title the previous season. The campaign began on 27 August 2010 and ended on 21 May 2011.[5][6] A total of 16 teams contested the league, 15 of which already contested in the 2009–10 season and one of which was promoted from the National First Division.

Orlando Pirates secured the title with a 2–1 win against Golden Arrows on 21 May 2011.[7] This was their third PSL title. At the bottom, Mpumalanga Black Aces was relegated to the First Division[8] while Vasco da Gama contested the relegation playoffs and failed to secure its premier league status.[9][10][11]

Team information[edit]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Some of the teams rotated between several home venues during the season.
The table below list the stadium mostly picked as home venue, for each team.
At the bottom of the table, a purple template show all home venues during the season.

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
Bloemfontein Celtic Bloemfontein Free State Seisa Ramabodu Stadium 20,000
Free State Stars Bethlehem Free State Goble Park 20,000
Golden Arrows Durban (Chatsworth) Kwazulu-Natal Chatsworth Stadium 22,000
Kaizer Chiefs Johannesburg (Soweto) Gauteng FNB Stadium (Soccer City) 94,736
Mamelodi Sundowns Pretoria (Atteridgeville) Gauteng Lucas Moripe Stadium 28,900
Maritzburg United Pietermaritzburg Kwazulu-Natal Harry Gwala Stadium 22,000
Moroka Swallows Johannesburg (Soweto) Gauteng Dobsonville Stadium 24,000
Mpumalanga Black Aces Witbank Mpumalanga Puma Stadium (Atlantic Stadium) 20,000
Orlando Pirates Johannesburg (Soweto) Gauteng Orlando Stadium 40,000
Platinum Stars Rustenburg (Phokeng) North West Royal Bafokeng Stadium 42,000
Santos Cape Town (Lansdowne) Western Cape Athlone Stadium 30,000
Supersport United Pretoria (Atteridgeville) Gauteng Lucas Moripe Stadium 28,900
Vasco da Gama Cape Town (Parow) Western Cape Athlone Stadium 30,000

Personnel and sponsoring[edit]

Team Manager Supplier Shirt sponsor
Ajax Cape Town Foppe de Haan Adidas MTN
AmaZulu Manqoba Mngqithi Adidas SPAR
Bidvest Wits Roger De Sa Hummel Bidvest
Bloemfontein Celtic Clinton Larsen Reebok MTN
Free State Stars Steve Komphela Umbro Bonitas
Golden Arrows Ernst Middendorp Millé MTN
Kaizer Chiefs Vladimir Vermezović Nike Vodacom
Mamelodi Sundowns Ian Gorowa Nike Ubuntu Botho
Maritzburg United Ian Palmer Hummel
Moroka Swallows Gordon Igesund Puma VW
Mpumalanga Black Aces Mark Harrison Umbro Lakama
Orlando Pirates Ruud Krol Adidas Vodacom
Platinum Stars Owen Da Gama Puma Royal Bafokeng
Santos Boebie Solomons Canterbury Engen
Supersport United Gavin Hunt Under Armour DStv
Vasco da Gama Carlos das Neves Umbro Nolands Accountants

Managerial changes[edit]

The table below, list all managerial changes happening In-season.

Team Outgoing head coach Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming head coach Date of appointment Position in table
Free State Stars Sunday Marimo Mutual consent 20 September 2010[12] 9th Steve Komphela 20 September 2010[13] 9th
Mpumalanga Black Aces Aiki Ayiomamitis Sacked 20 September 2010[14][15] 16th Neil Tovey 30 September 2010[16] 16th
Moroka Swallows Rainer Zobel Sacked 27 November 2010[17][18] 16th Gordon Igesund 29 November 2010[19] 16th
Mpumalanga Black Aces Neil Tovey Sacked 24 December 2010[20] 15th Paul Dolezar 30 December 2010[21] 15th
Mamelodi Sundowns Antonio López Habas Sacked 5 February 2011[22] 2nd Ian Gorowa 5 February 2011[23] 2nd
Mpumalanga Black Aces Paul Dolezar Sacked 22 February 2011[24] 16th Mark Harrison 22 February 2011[25] 16th
Maritzburg United Ernst Middendorp Sacked 11 March 2011[26] 14th Ian Palmer 14 March 2011[27] 14th
Golden Arrows Zoran Filipovic Sacked 21 March 2011[28] 11th Ernst Middendorp 21 March 2011[29] 11th

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Orlando Pirates 30 17 9 4 41 23 +18 60 Qualification for 2012 CAF Champions League
2 Ajax Cape Town 30 18 6 6 50 36 +14 60
3 Kaizer Chiefs 30 17 8 5 45 23 +22 59
4 Mamelodi Sundowns 30 18 4 8 52 28 +24 58
5 Bloemfontein Celtic 30 14 10 6 37 23 +14 52
6 Wits University F.C. 30 10 10 10 47 39 +8 40
7 Supersport United 30 11 7 12 32 38 −6 40
8 Santos 30 8 13 9 37 43 −6 37
9 Free State Stars 30 7 14 9 28 32 −4 35
10 Platinum Stars 30 6 15 9 34 37 −3 33
11 Golden Arrows 30 9 6 15 44 49 −5 33
12 Maritzburg United 30 8 9 13 32 46 −14 33
13 Moroka Swallows 30 8 8 14 26 40 −14 32
14 AmaZulu F.C. 30 5 15 10 43 45 −2 30
15 Vasco da Gama 30 7 9 14 35 47 −12 30 Qualification for PSL Relegation Playoffs
16 Mpumalanga Black Aces (R) 30 4 3 23 19 53 −34 15 Relegation to National First Division

Updated to games played on 21 May 2011.
Source: Premier Soccer League
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.

Results[edit]

Home ╲ Away AJX AMZ BVW BLC FSS GOL KZC MLS MAR MOR MBA ORL PLA SAN SUP VAS
Ajax Cape Town 2–1 3–1 2–0 1–0 3–1 1–0 0–1 2–2 2–0 2–1 3–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–0
AmaZulu 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–2 1–2 1–1 3–2 2–2 4–0 0–0 1–0 2–2 0–1 3–3
Bidvest Wits 2–0 3–3 1–4 2–0 3–2 1–1 1–0 1–2 0–1 3–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 3–0 6–0
Bloemfontein Celtic 0–0 3–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 5–0 1–1
Free State Stars 2–1 1–1 2–2 0–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 4–1 1–3 2–1 0–2 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–1
Golden Arrows 1–1 3–2 1–4 0–1 2–0 1–2 1–3 3–0 2–2 3–1 0–2 3–3 3–4 4–2 2–0
Kaizer Chiefs 4–0 3–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 3–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 0–0 0–1 2–0 2–3
Mamelodi Sundowns 4–4 2–3 3–0 3–1 2–0 3–2 2–0 3–0 2–0 3–0 1–2 1–1 3–1 2–1 1–0
Maritzburg United 3–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–2 0–3 1–1 3–1 1–0 1–0 1–2 1–0 1–0 2–2 2–2
Moroka Swallows 2–3 0–4 1–1 1–2 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–2 1–0 3–1 0–2 1–0 0–0 1–1 3–2
Mpumalanga Black Aces 0–2 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 0–2 0–2 1–2 0–2 0–1 2–3 0–1 2–1 2–2
Orlando Pirates 3–0 1–1 3–2 2–1 0–0 2–1 1–3 2–1 3–1 2–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–0
Platinum Stars 0–3 2–2 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–3 0–2 0–0 2–0 3–1 1–2 1–1 0–0 1–1
Santos 3–4 1–1 2–1 0–1 3–3 3–1 2–2 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–2 2–1 1–0
SuperSport United 1–1 0–0 1–2 2–1 0–0 0–0 0–2 1–0 1–0 3–0 2–1 0–1 0–2 5–2 3–1
Vasco da Gama 1–2 3–1 2–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 0–1 3–2 0–0 1–0 1–2 3–5 3–0 0–1

Updated to games played on 21 May 2011.
Source: Premier Soccer League
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Statistics[edit]

Top goalscorers[edit]

As of 21 May 2011[30]

Rank Player Club Goals
1
Knowledge Musona Kaizer Chiefs
15
2
Lehlohonolo Majoro AmaZulu
14
Nyasha Mushekwi Mamelodi Sundowns
14
4
Katlego Mphela Mamelodi Sundowns 13
Bradley Grobler Platinum Stars
13
6
Diyo Sibisi Maritzburg United
11
Sibusiso Zuma Vasco
11
Collins Mbesuma Golden Arrows
11
9
Thulani Serero Ajax Cape Town
10
Thembinkosi Fanteni Ajax Cape Town
10
Erwin Isaacs Santos
10

Last updated: 21 May 2011
Source: Premier Soccer League

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "AmaZulu stun Swallows". PSL. 23 January 2011. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
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  18. ^ "Sacked Zobel speaks out". Kick Off. 28 November 2010. Retrieved 28 November 2010. 
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  20. ^ "Aces fire Tovey". Kick Off. 24 December 2010. Retrieved 24 December 2010. 
  21. ^ "Aces go for Dolezar". Kick Off. 30 December 2010. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  22. ^ "Habas: Yes, I have left". Kick Off. 5 February 2011. Retrieved 8 February 2011. 
  23. ^ "Sundowns and Habas part ways". Kick Off. 5 February 2011. Retrieved 8 February 2011. 
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  30. ^ "PSL TOP SCORERS 2010–11". PSL. Retrieved 16 February 2011. 

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