2010–11 SAFA Second Division

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Vodacom League
Season 2010–11
Champions Chippa United
Promoted Chippa United and Sivutsa Stars

The 2010–11 SAFA Second Division season, also known as Vodacom League due to a sponsoring deal, took place in South Africa between the months of September and May. The league is the third tier of South African football, and is divided geographically into 5 divisions in the Coastal Stream and 4 divisions in the Inland Stream.[1]

Coastal Stream[edit]

Eastern Cape Province[edit]

Map indicating the extent of Eastern Cape within the Republic of South Africa
Pos Club GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Buffalo 30 21 5 4 60 18 42 68
2 Tornado 30 18 8 4 63 28 35 62
3 Mthata Liverpool 30 17 6 7 61 30 31 57
4 Manchester United 30 17 5 8 50 38 12 56
5 Happy Brothers 30 15 7 8 42 32 10 52
6 Bay Academy 30 13 11 6 39 24 15 50
7 Matta Milan 30 14 7 9 36 37 -1 49
8 Tembu Royals 30 12 9 9 34 29 5 45
9 Kokstad Liverpool 30 10 6 14 32 52 -20 36
10 Cloud 9 (Aka African Winners) 30 10 5 15 41 41 0 35
11 O.R. Tambo D.C. 30 8 9 13 42 56 -14 33
12 Matat Professionals 30 7 9 14 31 44 -13 30
13 Bush Bucks 30 9 3 18 38 55 -17 30
14 Mighty Greens 30 7 8 15 36 44 -8 29
15 Young Stars 30 6 8 16 31 49 -18 26
16 Royals 30 1 4 25 25 84 -59 7

Leaving for 2011-12: Young Stars (relegated), Royals (relegated).
Joining for 2011-12: Two promoted teams from SAB Regional League.

Team name Stadium City
Buffalo Jan Smuts Stadium East London
Bay Academy NU 2 Stadium Port Elizabeth
Bush Bucks Jan Smuts Stadium East London
Cloud 9 (Aka African Winners) Bredbach Sport Field Breidbach
Happy Brothers Rotary Stadium Mthatha
Kokstad Liverpool Bongweni Sports Field Bongweni
Manchester United Ward 4 Sports Fields Mthonjaneni
Matat Professionals Matatiele Stadium Matatiele
Matta Milan Dutywa Stadium Dutywa
Mighty Greens Kwezi Naledi Stadium Lady Grey
Mthata Liverpool Rotary Stadium Mthatha
O.R. Tambo D.C. Jan Smuts Stadium East London
Royals Dutywa Stadium Dutywa
Tembu Royals Rotary Stadium Mthatha
Tornado Jan Smuts Stadium East London
Young Stars Sauer Park Aliwal North

Free State Province[edit]

Map indicating the extent of Free State within the Republic of South Africa
Pos Club GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Roses United 30 25 4 1 91 19 72 79
2 Botshabelo 30 25 2 3 82 26 56 77
3 Maluti Fet College 30 21 6 3 61 20 41 69
4 Super Eagles 30 18 2 10 52 27 25 56
5 Bloemfontein Young Tigers 29 17 3 9 59 36 23 54
6 Moving Spurs 30 13 6 11 59 45 14 45
7 Harmony 30 12 7 11 38 39 -1 43
8 Liverpool BTX 30 10 9 11 36 41 -5 39
9 Bubchu United 29 10 7 12 54 67 -13 37
10 Celtic Colts 30 9 6 15 46 46 0 33
11 Tower United 29 9 5 15 30 52 -22 32
12 Sasolburg Juventus 30 7 5 18 35 62 -27 26
13 United All Tigers 30 7 4 19 25 57 -32 25
14 Free State Champs 30 6 6 18 30 50 -20 24
15 Mangaung City 30 7 3 20 31 85 -54 24
16 Harrismith United 29 4 1 24 19 76 -57 13

Leaving for 2011-12: Mangaung City (relegated), Harrismith United (relegated).
Joining for 2011-12: Two promoted teams from SAB Regional League.

Team name Stadium City
Bloemfontein Young Tigers Tempe Military Base Bloemfontein
Botshabelo Botshabelo Stadium Botshabelo
Bubchu United Clive Solomons Stadium Bloemfontein
Celtic Colts Westdene Stadium Bloemfontein
Free State Champs Zamdela Stadium Sasolburg
Harmony Zuka Baloyi Stadium Welkom
Harrismith United Tshiame Stadium Harrismith
Liverpool BTX Zuka Baloyi Stadium Welkom
Maluti Fet College Platberg Stadium Harrismith
Mangaung City Selosesha Stadium Thaba Nchu
Moving Spurs Phuthaditjhaba Stadium Phuthaditjhaba
Roses United Westdene Stadium Bloemfontein
Sasolburg Juventus Flavius Mareka Sports Ground Sasolburg
Super Eagles Bohlokong Stadium Bohlokong
Tower United Botshabelo Stadium Botshabelo
United All Tigers Excelsior Stadium Excelsior

KwaZulu-Natal Province[edit]

Map indicating the extent of KwaZulu-Natal within the Republic of South Africa
Pos Club GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Durban Stars 30 21 7 2 57 20 37 70
2 Sobantu Shooting Stars 30 16 7 7 45 34 11 55
3 Real Classic 30 16 5 9 53 28 25 53
4 Island 30 16 3 11 60 46 14 51
5 Amajuba United Killers 30 15 4 11 45 40 5 49
6 Dundee XI Experience 30 13 6 11 52 48 4 45
7 Durban Warriors 30 11 7 12 41 42 -1 40
8 SAPS Callies 30 10 10 10 45 47 -2 40
9 KwaMashu All Stars 30 10 8 12 32 34 -2 38
10 Wembezi Juventus 29 10 5 14 25 39 -14 35
11 Newcastle Sicilians 30 9 7 14 39 49 -10 34
12 Gqikazi All Stars 30 10 4 16 43 60 -17 34
13 African Wanderers 29 9 6 14 33 41 -8 33
14 Maritzburg City 30 10 3 17 36 50 -14 33
15 Abaqulusi 30 9 6 15 36 54 -18 33
16 Bright Stars 30 9 2 19 36 46 -10 29

Leaving for 2011-12: Abaqulusi (relegated), Bright Stars (relegated).
Joining for 2011-12: Two promoted teams from SAB Regional League.

Team name Stadium City
Abaqulusi Kandahar Sports Fields Ladysmith
African Wanderers SJ Smith Stadium Durban (Chatsworth)
Amajuba United Killers Osizweni Stadium Osizweni
Bright Stars Richards Bay Stadium Richards Bay
Dundee XI Experience Mpumelelo Stadium Dundee
Durban Stars SJ Smith Stadium Durban (Chatsworth)
Durban Warriors Princess Magogo Stadium Durban (KwaMashu)
Gqikazi All Stars Ulundi Stadium Ulundi
Island Ulundi Stadium Ulundi
Kwa-Mashu All Stars Makhehleni Ground 1 Durban (KwaMashu)
Maritzburg City Wadley Stadium Pietermaritzburg
Newcastle Sicilians Arbor Park Newcastle
Real Classic Richards Bay Stadium Richards Bay
SAPS Callies Ugu Sports and Leisure Centre Port Shepstone
Sobantu Shooting Stars Sobantu Stadium Pietermaritzburg
Wembezi Juventus AG Magubane Stadium Ladysmith

Northern Cape Province[edit]

Map indicating the extent of Northern Cape within the Republic of South Africa
Pos Club GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Real Madrid 30 23 6 1 92 14 78 75
2 Steach United 30 23 5 2 106 21 85 74
3 Olympics 30 16 5 9 44 34 10 53
4 William Prescod 30 15 6 9 50 32 18 51
5 Kakamas Juventus 29 13 8 8 48 39 9 47
6 Young Pirates 30 12 10 8 35 28 7 46
7 Charlton 30 13 7 10 55 54 1 46
8 Wanderers 30 14 2 14 44 46 -2 44
9 Kakamas Sundowns 30 13 3 14 35 57 -22 42
10 Wings United 30 11 5 14 41 44 -3 38
11 Morester Jeug 30 10 5 15 49 58 -9 35
12 North East Celtics 30 9 4 17 38 47 -9 31
13 Louisvale Pirates 30 9 4 17 33 58 -25 31
14 Ray Madrid 30 9 2 19 45 91 -46 29
15 Kakamas Cosmos 29 8 3 18 34 65 -31 27
16 Amalawus 30 2 3 25 23 84 -61 9

Leaving for 2011-12: Kakamas Cosmos (relegated), Amalawus (relegated).
Joining for 2011-12: Two promoted teams from SAB Regional League.

Team name Stadium City
Amalawus Pabellelo Stadium Upington
Charlton Douglas Stadium Douglas
Kakamas Cosmos Langverwagt Stadium Kakamas
Kakamas Juventus Langverwagt Stadium Kakamas
Kakamas Sundowns Langverwagt Stadium Kakamas
Louisvale Pirates Louisvale Stadium Upington
Morester Jeug Union Ground Stadium Upington
North East Celtics Pabellelo Stadium Upington
Olympics Okiep Stadium Okiep
Ray Madrid Okiep Stadium Okiep
Real Madrid Galeshewe Stadium Kimberley
Steach United Galeshewe Stadium Kimberley
Wanderers Bakgat Stadium Kimberley
William Prescod Bakgat Stadium Kimberley
Wings United Pabellelo Stadium Upington
Young Pirates Greenpoint Stadium Kimberley

Western Cape Province[edit]

Map indicating the extent of Western Cape within the Republic of South Africa
Pos Club GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Chippa United 32 26 5 1 96 18 78 83
2 Milano United 32 25 5 2 102 24 78 80
3 Mitchells Plain United 32 17 11 4 65 30 35 62
4 Steenberg United 32 16 7 9 64 42 22 55
5 Tygerberg 32 16 6 10 53 38 15 54
6 Cape Town All Stars 32 15 5 12 48 40 8 50
7 Beaufortwest City 32 12 9 11 37 42 -5 45
8 Ajax Cape Town U19 32 12 8 12 59 50 9 44
9 Jomo Powers 32 11 9 12 48 58 -10 42
10 Old Mutual Academy 32 9 11 12 44 55 -11 38
11 Mbekweni United 32 10 6 16 31 65 -34 36
12 Baltic Rangers 32 9 7 16 44 50 -6 34
13 Royal Blues 32 9 7 16 34 61 -27 34
14 Ikapa Sporting 32 8 7 17 40 64 -24 31
15 Knysna Bafana 32 7 8 17 39 71 -32 29
16 Battswood 32 7 5 20 31 55 -24 26
17 Western Province United 32 4 2 26 26 98 -72 14

Leaving for 2011-12: Chippa United (promoted), Battswood (relegated), WP United (relegated).
Joining for 2011-12: Hanover Park (relegated), Two promoted teams from SAB Regional League.

Team name Stadium City
Ajax Cape Town U19 Ikamva Stadium Cape Town (Parow)
Baltic Rangers Youngsfield Military Base Cape Town (Ottery)
Battswood William Herbert Cape Town (Wynberg)
Beaufortwest City Rustdene Stadium Beaufort West
Cape Town All Stars Inyanga Stadium Cape Town (Crossroads)
Chippa United Philippi Stadium Cape Town (Philippi)
Ikapa Sporting (unknown stadium in 2010-11) Cape Town (Belhar)
Jomo Powers Robinvale Sport Field Atlantis
Knysna Bafana Knysna Stadium Knysna
Mbekweni United Mbekweni Stadium Wellington
Milano United Rooikrans Sports Complex Cape Town (Grassy Park)
Mitchells Plain United Lansdowne Academy Cape Town (Lansdowne)
Old Mutual Academy Mutual Park Cape Town (Pinelands)
Royal Blues Rustdene Stadium Beaufort West
Steenberg United Rooikrans Sports Complex Cape Town (Grassy Park)
Tygerberg Symphony Park Cape Town (Belhar)
Western Province United Western Cape Sports School Cape Town (Kuils River)

Inland Stream[edit]

Gauteng Province[edit]

Map indicating the extent of Gauteng within the Republic of South Africa
Pos Club GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Highlands Park 30 20 7 3 65 30 35 67
2 Blackpool 30 18 7 5 46 26 20 61
3 Alexandra United 30 17 4 9 53 34 19 55
4 Soweto Panthers 30 14 7 9 47 35 12 49
5 The Vardos 30 14 5 11 42 45 -3 47
6 Berea - Albion 30 12 8 10 51 45 6 44
7 Arcadia Shepherds 30 10 11 9 44 48 -4 41
8 SuperSport T.H. Academy 30 11 7 12 39 43 -4 40
9 M Tigers 30 9 12 9 39 38 1 39
10 Bid Boys 30 9 10 11 59 54 5 37
11 Yebo Yes United 30 8 11 11 43 45 -2 35
12 African All Stars 30 8 10 12 40 45 -5 34
13 Trabzon 30 8 9 13 25 35 -10 33
14 Benoni Premier United 30 8 7 15 35 48 -13 31
15 Real Barcelona 30 4 9 17 34 53 -19 21
16 Lesedi Shooting Stars 30 4 8 18 19 57 -38 20

Leaving for 2011-12: Real Barcelona (relegated), Lesedi Shooting Stars (relegated).
Joining for 2011-12: Two promoted teams from SAB Regional League.

Team name Stadium City
African All Stars KwaThema Stadium KwaThema
Alexandra United Alexandra Stadium Alexandra
Arcadia Shepherds Caledonian Stadium Pretoria
Benoni Premier United Sinaba Stadium Benoni
Berea - Albion Martimo Sports Ground Pretoria
Bid Boys Bidvest Stadium Johannesburg
Blackpool Cecil Payne Stadium Johannesburg
Highlands Park Modderfontein Stadium Johannesburg
Lesedi Shooting Stars Zone 15 Hostel, Sebokeng Sebokeng
M Tigers Mehlareng Stadium Tembisa
Real Barcelona George Thabe Stadium Sharpeville
Soweto Panthers Highveld College, 17 Shaft Soweto
SuperSport T.H. Academy Pilditch Stadium Pretoria
The Vardos Makhulong Stadium Tembisa
Trabzon Mohlakeng Stadium Randfontein
Yebo Yes United Arthur Block Park Johannesburg

Limpopo Province[edit]

Map indicating the extent of Limpopo within the Republic of South Africa
Pos Club GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Baroka 30 25 3 2 68 17 51 78
2 Winners Park 30 19 6 5 59 30 29 63
3 Modimolle Aces 30 19 3 8 59 36 23 60
4 Vhembe 30 17 5 8 62 33 29 56
5 Blue Rocks 30 14 4 12 54 42 12 46
6 Maniini All Blacks 30 13 5 12 44 44 0 44
7 Fanang Diatla 30 11 6 13 46 50 -4 39
8 Lephalale Young Killers 30 11 6 13 43 48 -5 39
9 Mighty 30 11 6 13 34 45 -11 39
10 The Dolphins 30 11 4 15 35 52 -17 37
11 Nobela All Stars 30 8 12 10 41 47 -6 36
12 Peace Lovers 30 11 3 16 37 46 -9 36
13 Naughty Boys 30 10 4 16 33 50 -17 34
14 Phungo All Stars 30 9 6 15 30 42 -12 33
15 Karee Young Stars 30 7 8 15 42 43 -1 29
16 Phalaborwa Real Rovers 30 3 1 26 25 87 -62 10

Leaving for 2011-12: Karee Young Stars (relegated), Phalaborwa Real Rovers (relegated).
Joining for 2011-12: Super Eagles (promoted), Davhana Shooting Stars (promoted).[2]

Team name Stadium City
Baroka Ngwana Mohube Sports Ground Ga-Mphahlele
Blue Rocks Nkowa-Nkowa Stadium Tzaneen
Fanang Diatla Lebowakgomo Stadium Lebowakgomo
Karee Young Stars Seshego Stadium Seshego
Lephalale Young Killers Mogoi Club Stadium Lephalale
Maniini All Blacks Makwarela Stadium Makwarela
Mighty Peter Mokaba Stadium Polokwane
Modimolle Aces Ephraim Mohale Stadium Modimolle
Naughty Boys Seshego Stadium Seshego
Nobela All Stars Bungeni Stadium Bungeni
Peace Lovers Peter Mokaba Stadium Polokwane
Phalaborwa Real Rovers Namakgale Stadium Phalaborwa (Namakgale)
Phungo All Stars Malamulele Stadium Malamulele
The Dolphins Seshego Stadium Seshego
Vhembe Makwarela Stadium Makwarela
Winners Park Mookgopong Grounds Mookgopong

Mpumalanga Province[edit]

Map indicating the extent of Mpumalanga within the Republic of South Africa
Pos Club GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Sivutsa Stars 30 22 3 5 74 27 47 69
2 Mighty Mega Force 30 20 6 4 55 21 34 66
3 Phiva Young Stars 30 12 8 10 59 52 7 44
4 Mbombela United 30 12 7 11 57 51 6 43
5 Benfica 30 11 9 10 44 53 -9 42
6 Sekhukhune Lions 30 11 8 11 42 37 5 41
7 Middleburg Mighty Saints 30 12 5 13 42 46 -4 41
8 Lynville All Stars 30 12 5 13 40 46 -6 41
9 Thabo All Stars 30 10 10 10 42 43 -1 40
10 Amazayoni 30 9 11 10 34 34 0 38
11 Henemat 30 10 6 14 43 55 -12 36
12 Calaska 30 8 10 12 45 52 -7 34
13 Barberton City Stars 30 9 6 15 41 51 -10 33
14 MP Highlanders 30 9 6 15 41 67 -26 33
15 Mologadi 30 7 10 13 30 39 -9 31
16 Secunda Stars 30 7 8 15 31 46 -15 29

Leaving for 2011-12: Sivutsa Stars (promoted), Mologadi (relegated), Secunda Stars (relegated).
Joining for 2011-12: Batau (relegated), Two promoted teams from SAB Regional League.

Team name Stadium City
Amazayoni Kriel Mine Stadium Kriel
Barberton City Stars Barberton Prison Farm Barberton
Benfica Thulamahashe Old Stadium Bushbuckridge (Thulamahashe)
Calaska Ackerville Stadium Witbank (Ackerville)
Henemat Mpumalanga Stadium Ermelo
Lynville All Stars Lynnville Stadium Witbank (Lynnville)
Mbombela United KaNyamazane Stadium Nelspruit (KaNyamazane)
Middleburg Mighty Saints Mhluzi Stadium Middelburg
Mighty Mega Force Kriel Mine Stadium Kriel
Mologadi AJ Swanepoel Stadium Ermelo
MP Highlanders Thulamahashe New Stadium Bushbuckridge (Thulamahashe)
Phiva Young Stars Driekoppies Stadium Driekoppies
Secunda Stars Embalenhle Stadium Secunda (Embalenhle)
Sekhukhune Lions AJ Swanepoel Stadium Ermelo
Sivutsa Stars Kabokweni Stadium Nelspruit (Kabokweni)
Thabo All Stars KaNyamazane Stadium Nelspruit (KaNyamazane)

North-West Province[edit]

Map indicating the extent of North West within the Republic of South Africa
Pos Club GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Garankuwa United 30 19 6 5 61 22 39 63
2 North West Shining Stars 29 19 5 5 55 33 22 62
3 Soshanguve Sunshine 29 18 7 4 65 32 33 61
4 Real Stars 30 14 7 9 65 61 4 49
5 Als Puk Tawana 30 14 3 13 59 45 14 45
6 Inter SA 30 12 6 12 41 36 5 42
7 Impala Warriors 30 12 6 12 48 49 -1 42
8 North West University 29 10 11 8 37 27 10 41
9 Southern NW Stars 30 11 6 13 44 45 -1 39
10 Mamusa United 30 11 6 13 52 54 -2 39
11 Bakubung BK United 29 10 7 12 49 60 -11 37
12 City of Matlosana 30 10 6 14 41 54 -13 36
13 Moretele United 30 9 7 14 42 54 -12 34
14 Rustenburg Sea Eagles 30 10 3 17 36 53 -17 33
15 Oxygen 30 7 9 14 39 48 -9 30
16 Mothupi Birds United 30 3 3 24 26 87 -61 12

Leaving for 2011-12: Oxygen (relegated), Mothupi Birds United (relegated).
Joining for 2011-12: Two promoted teams from SAB Regional League.

Team name Stadium City
Als Puk Tawana NWU Potchefstroom Campus Potchefstroom
Bakubung BK United Mogwase Stadium Mogwase
City of Matlosana Oppenheimer Stadium Orkney
Garankuwa United Pilditch Stadium Pretoria[nb 1]
Impala Warriors Rustenburg Hostel 8 Rustenburg
Inter SA ACPP Sports Grounds Pretoria[nb 1]
Mamusa United Huhudi Stadium Vryburg
Moretele United Eersterust Stadium Pretoria[nb 1]
Mothupi Birds United Lehurutshe Stadium Zeerust (Lehurutshe)
North West Shining Stars Letlhabile Stadium Brits (Lethlabile)
North West University NWU Mafikeng Campus Mafikeng
Oxygen Itsoseng Stadium Itsoseng
Real Stars Matlosana Stadium Klerksdorp
Rustenburg Sea Eagles Olympia Stadium Rustenburg
Soshanguve Sunshine Giant Stadium Pretoria (Soshanguve)[nb 1]
Southern NW Stars Bafokeng Sports Campus Phokeng
  1. ^ a b c d Four teams were allowed to play outside the borders of North West Province, at stadiums in Pretoria.

Provincial winners decided by appeal cases[edit]

The first 4 out of 9 provincial winners, were decided without any appeal case being involved, after the last round of Vodacom League in April 2011. For the other five divisions in Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Free State, Limpopo and North-West, the provincial winners were only found by 5 June, after the SAFA disciplinary committee and Sports Court had judged one or several appeal cases in each division. The list below summarizes the final outcome of all those cases.

  • In the Eastern Cape division: An appeal was filed by runner-up Tornado (62p), asking SAFA to deduct FC Buffalo (68p) minimum 6p, for the alleged use of an ineligible player. This appeal was however rejected by SAFA.[3][4]
  • In the Northern Cape division: The appeal was about the initial 2-2 result, of a match played between the two log leaders Real Madrid (75p) and Steach United (74p). If SAFA had decided to award a "disciplinary defeat" for Real Madrid, then it would have been Steach United to be crowned as divisional winner. The decision however was, to let the result achieved on the playing field stand, and thus Real Madrid managed to win the division with 1p ahead of Steach United.
  • In the Free State division: The first important appeal concerned an undecided match, between the runner-up Botshabelo against one of the other teams in the division. As Botshabelo managed to win their appeal, they gained 3 additional points and thus moved up to become the new winner of the division, ahead of Roses United. At the same time, Roses United however had appealed their 2-1 defeat against Sasolburg Juventus, asking for the result to be changed into a victory for Roses United, due to the match being unfairly abrupt after 75 minutes, when several rugby fans suddenly invaded the pitch.[5] This last appeal was upheld by SAFA, awarding a 2-0 victory to Roses United, and thus they managed to win the division ahead of Botshabelo.[6]
  • In the Limpopo division: After Baroka had won the division by 15p over Winners Park, the runner-up lodged an appeal claiming Baroka had fielded an ineligible player, and thus should be deducted minimum 15 points. This appeal was however rejected by SAFA.[4]
  • In the North-West division: All top-3 teams were each involved in two or three appeal cases. As Soshanguve Sunshine did not win any of their appeals, while the other two teams each managed to win one of their appeals, the log ended at 15 May, with Garankuwa United (63p) as 1st, NW Shining Stars (62p) as 2nd, and Soshanguve Sunshine (61p) as 3rd. Around 31 May, the appeal drama was however reignited, as two of the previously solved cases involving NW Shining Stars, result-wise were reverted to "a pending matter". The two unsolved appealed matches for the team, was a 2-0 win against Oxygen from 16 April, and a 2-3 defeat against Real Stars from 26 February. The Sports Court made a final decision at 1 June, to upheld the result of the first match, and award a new 2-0 result for NW Shining Stars in the second match against Real Stars; as the former result was ruled to be "unfairly achieved". Thus, the arbitration by the Sports Court, had now moved NW Shining Stars up at 65p in the log, which at this point of time meant, that they were now at a position to win the division.
    SAFA however announced at 2 June, that the team now also was involved in a third appeal. This time it was Soshanguve Sunshine pushing forward a final appeal to the Sports Court, to overrule the initial disciplinary decision by SAFA, for the imposed 0-2 defeat against NW Shining Stars. The case arose after allegations by NW Shining Stars, that Soshanguve Sunshine had fielded an unregistered player (Benjamin Nthethe) in the match between the two log leaders at 19 March, and thus had achieved their victory at the playing field by unfair means. SAFA initially agreed. If the Sports Court decide to nullify SAFAs decision, it will however mean, that the initial win for Soshanguve Sunshine will stand. In that case, Soshanguve will be crowned as the final winner of the division, with a total of 64p in the log, while NW Shining Stars has to settle with only 62p and a second place. If the court settle the case between the two opponents as a draw -i.e. due to disciplinary violations committed by both teams in the match-, then we have a tight situation, with Garankuwa United taking the final win of the division, with 63p and a better goal score than NW Shining Stars.[7] The result of this last appeal was apparently decided at 5 June, with Garankuwa as the new final winner of the division. No references have yet been published to confirm the exact details about the final decision of the Sports Court.

Playoff Stage[edit]

At the playoff stage, a round robin format with two groups, comprising respectively the 5 provincial winners from the Coastal stream and the 4 provincial winners from the Inland stream, were set to decide the two promoting teams for the National First Division. A final match to decide the overall Vodacom League champion, will finally also be arranged between the two promoted group winners. The playoffs were planned to take place at 7–12 June 2011 in Cape Town, at the venues Erica Park and Philippi Stadium.[3] Upon inspection of the fields at 6 June, the quality at Erica Park was however found to be inadequate. SAFA therefore decided, instead to organise all matches at Philippi Stadium and the nearby UWC Stadium.[8]

Group A (Coastal)[edit]

Pos Club GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Chippa United (Western Cape) 4 3 1 0 7 1 6 10
2 Buffalo (Eastern Cape) 4 2 2 0 7 3 4 8
3 Roses United (Free State) 4 2 1 1 4 5 -1 7
4 Durban Stars (KwaZulu-Natal) 4 1 0 3 2 5 -3 3
5 Real Madrid (Northern Cape) 4 0 0 4 1 7 -6 0

Match results:

7 June 2011 (12:00)
Durban Stars 0 – 1 Roses United
report Kenoshi Motshegwa
Philippi Stadium


7 June 2011 (15:00)
Chippa United 0 – 0 Buffalo
report
Philippi Stadium


8 June 2011 (12:00)
Chippa United 2 – 0 Real Madrid
Andile Mbenyane (2) report
UWC Stadium


8 June 2011 (12:00)
Buffalo 1 – 1 Roses United
Loyolo Mbiko Nomdlelo report Alex Ngomane
Philippi Stadium


9 June 2011 (15:00)
Real Madrid 0 – 1 Roses United
report Alex Ngomane
UWC Stadium


9 June 2011 (15:00)
Buffalo 3 – 1 Durban Stars
Matseothata November
Lesly Baloyi
Pikolomzi Noqazo
report Khulakani Magubane
Philippi Stadium


10 June 2011 (12:00)
Roses United 1 – 4 Chippa United
Lebohang Kukame report Roscoe Pieterson
Clayton Edem
Diego Brown (2)
Philippi Stadium


10 June 2011 (12:00)
Durban Stars 1 – 0 Real Madrid
Khulekani Magubane report
UWC Stadium


11 June 2011 (12:00)
Real Madrid 1 – 3 Buffalo
Tshepo Modise report Mfondo Bonyongo
Solomzi Makholwa (2)
Philippi Stadium


11 June 2011 (12:00)
Chippa United 1 – 0 Durban Stars
Diego Brown report
UWC Stadium

Group B (Inland)[edit]

Pos Club GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Sivutsa Stars (Mpumalanga) 3 3 0 0 4 0 4 9
2 Baroka (Limpopo) 3 2 0 1 5 3 2 6
3 Garankuwa United (North-West) 3 0 1 2 3 6 -3 1
4 Highlands Park (Gauteng) 3 0 1 2 1 4 -3 1

Match results:

8 June 2011 (15:00)
Baroka 2 – 0 Highlands Park
Katlego Mashego
Thobani Mncwango
report
Philippi Stadium


8 June 2011 (15:00)
Garankuwa United 0 – 2 Sivutsa Stars
report Ennocent Mkhabela
Bongani Masinga
UWC Stadium


9 June 2011 (12:00)
Baroka 0 – 1 Sivutsa Stars
report Velile Zitha
Philippi Stadium


9 June 2011 (12:00)
Highlands Park 1 – 1 Garankuwa United
Professor Ramorwasi report Lebogang Moilewa
UWC Stadium


10 June 2011 (15:00)
Sivutsa Stars 1 – 0 Highlands Park
Velile Zitha report
UWC Stadium


10 June 2011 (15:00)
Garankuwa United 2 – 3 Baroka
Tshepang Mabatla
Mutomi Mosena
report Msimeli Baloyi
Johannes Ramatsela (2)
Philippi Stadium

Playoff Final[edit]

12 June 2011 (15:00)
Chippa United 1 – 0 Sivutsa Stars
Robin Rhode report

Playoff Honours[edit]

A number of awards were issued at the concluding ceremony.[9]

Best referee Robert Sithole
Best coach Michael Lukhubeni (Chippa United)
Best goalkeeper Vusumuzi Magagula (Sivutsa Stars)
Top goal scorer Diego Brown (Chippa United, 3 goals)
Best overall player Andile Mbeyane (Chippa United)

External links[edit]

References[edit]