2013–14 South African Premier Division

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Premier Soccer League
Season 2013–14
Champions Mamelodi Sundowns
Top goalscorer Bernard Parker (10 goals)[1]
Average attendance 5,073[2]

The 2013–14 South African Premier Division season (known as the ABSA Premiership for sponsorship reasons) was the eighteenth season of the Premier Soccer League since its establishment in 1996. The draw for the Premier Division fixtures for the 2013/2014 season was held on 20 June 2013.[3] The season was scheduled to begin on 2 August 2013 and end on 10 May 2014.

Kaizer Chiefs are the defending champions, having won the previous 2012–13 Premier Soccer League (PSL) season. The season featured 14 teams from the 2012-13 season and two new teams promoted from the 2012–13 National First Division: Polokwane City and Mpumalanga Black Aces who replace relegated Black Leopards and Chippa United.

Average attendance[4][edit]

Team Name Average Attendance
Kaizer Chiefs 18,470 (15)
Orlando Pirates 12,476 (15)
Mamelodi Sundowns 11,533 (15)
Bloemfontein Celtic 8,146 (15)
Ajax Cape Town 8,110 (15)
Polokwane City 6,743 (15)
Maritzburg United 6,223 (15)
Mpumalanga Black Aces 4,852 (15)
AmaZulu 4,783 (15)
Golden Arrows 4,766 (15)
Pretoria University 4,583 (15)
Platinum Stars 3,616 (15)
Bidvest Wits 3,333 (15)
SuperSport United 3,069 (15)
Free State Stars 2,520 (15)
Moroka Swallows 2,220 (15)

Teams[edit]

A total of 16 teams contested the league, including 14 sides from the 2012–13 season and two promoted from the 2012–13 National First Division.

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
Bloemfontein Celtic Bloemfontein Free State Seisa Ramabodu Stadium 20,000
Free State Stars Bethlehem Free State Charles Mopeli Stadium 35,000
Golden Arrows Umlazi Kwazulu-Natal King Zwelithini Stadium 10,000
Kaizer Chiefs Naturena, Johannesburg 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
Mpumalanga Black Aces Linksfield, Johannesburg Gauteng Mbombela Stadium 40,900
Orlando Pirates Johannesburg (Soweto) Gauteng Orlando Stadium 36,400
Platinum Stars Rustenburg (Phokeng) North West Royal Bafokeng Stadium 45,000
Polokwane City Polokwane Limpopo Peter Mokaba Stadium 41,733
Supersport United Groenkloof Campus, Pretoria Gauteng Lucas Moripe Stadium 28,900
Tuks FC Pretoria Gauteng Tuks Stadium 8,000[5]

Personnel and kits[edit]

Team Manager Supplier Shirt sponsor
Ajax Cape Town South Africa Roger De Sa Adidas MTN
AmaZulu South Africa Craig Rosslee Kappa SPAR
Bidvest Wits South Africa Gavin Hunt Kappa Bidvest
Polokwane City South Africa Boebie Solomons Kappa Vacant
Bloemfontein Celtic Germany Ernst Middendorp Reebok MTN
Free State Stars Vacant Maxed Bonitas
Golden Arrows Vacant Millé Vacant
Kaizer Chiefs Scotland Stuart Baxter Nike Vodacom
Mamelodi Sundowns South Africa Pitso Mosimane Nike Ubuntu Botho
Maritzburg United South Africa Steve Komphela Umbro Vacant
Moroka Swallows Portugal Zeca Marques Puma VW
Mpumalanga Black Aces South Africa Clive Barker Umbro Lakama
Orlando Pirates Serbia Vladimir Vermezovic Adidas Vodacom
Platinum Stars South Africa Allan Freese Umbro The Royal Marang Hotel
Supersport United South Africa Cavin Johnson Kappa Engen
Tuks FC South Africa Steve Barker Umbro Vacant

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Bidvest Wits South Africa Clive Barker Caretaker period ended May 2013 End of season South Africa Gavin Hunt 29 May 2013[6]
Supersport United South Africa Gavin Hunt Quit 29 May 2013[7] End of season South Africa Cavin Johnson 2 July 2013[8]
Platinum Stars South Africa Cavin Johnson Quit 2 July 2013 End of season South Africa Allan Freese 29 July 2013[9]
Mpumalanga Black Aces South Africa Jacob Sakala Promoted to Technical Director 4 July 2013 End of season South Africa Clive Barker 4 July 2013[10]
Polokwane City South Africa Duncan Lechesa[11] Quit 17 September 2013 16th South Africa Boebie Solomons[12] 21 October 2013
Golden Arrows South Africa Manqoba Mngqithi[13] Quit 5 October 2013 13th England Mark Harrison[14] 7 October 2013
Bloemfontein Celtic South Africa Clinton Larsen[15] Quit 7 October 2013 11th Germany Ernst Middendorp[16] 11 October
Maritzburg United Germany Ernst Middendorp[17] Quit 10 October 2013 9th South Africa Clinton Larsen[18] 15 October
Free State Stars South Africa Steve Komphela[19] Sacked 1 December 2013 11th

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Mamelodi Sundowns 30 20 5 5 51 25 +26 65 Qualification for 2015 CAF Champions League
2 Kaizer Chiefs 30 19 6 5 43 17 +26 63
3 Bidvest Wits 30 16 8 6 34 20 +14 56 Qualification for 2015 CAF Confederation Cup
4 Orlando Pirates 30 13 7 10 30 22 +8 46
5 SuperSport United 30 12 8 10 38 36 +2 44
6 Bloemfontein Celtic 30 10 13 7 35 32 +3 43
7 Mpumalanga Black Aces 30 12 7 11 34 33 +1 43
8 Platinum Stars 30 11 9 10 32 32 0 42
9 AmaZulu 30 11 9 10 27 35 −8 42
10 Maritzburg United 30 10 8 12 34 37 −3 38
11 University of Pretoria 30 10 5 15 25 28 −3 35
12 Ajax Cape Town 30 9 8 13 27 36 −9 35
13 Moroka Swallows 30 8 7 15 30 39 −9 31
14 Free State Stars 30 7 8 15 32 44 −12 29
15 Polokwane City 30 7 7 16 31 43 −12 28 Qualification for PSL Playoff Tournament
16 Golden Arrows (R) 30 6 3 21 28 48 −20 21 Relegation to National First Division

Updated to games played on 6 May 2014.
Source: http://www.kickoff.com/league/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.

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 scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 South Africa Bernard Parker Kaizer Chiefs 10[20]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.espnfc.com/south-african-premiership/2197/statistics/scorers?season=2013
  2. ^ http://www.espnfc.com/south-african-premiership/2197/statistics/performance?season=2013
  3. ^ "PSL Fixtures Announced". Soccer Laduma. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  4. ^ soccerway.com/national/south-africa/psl/20132014/regular-season/r22009/
  5. ^ "TUKS Stadium". AmaTuks.com. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Bidvest Wits appoint Gavin Hunt as head coach". The Sowetan. 29 May 2013. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "SuperSport confirm Hunt exit". Kickoff.com. 29 May 2013. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "Zeca Marques new Moroka Swallows coach". Kickoff.com. 2 July 2012. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 
  9. ^ "Dikwena appoint new coach". Kickoff. 29 July 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  10. ^ "Barker appointed Black Aces coach". Supersport.com. 4 July 2013. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  11. ^ "Lechesa quits City". Sowetan. 17 September 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  12. ^ "City Confirm Solomons' Appointment". Soccer Laduma. 21 October 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  13. ^ "Arrows Coach Mngqithi Resigns". Soccer Laduma. 5 October 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  14. ^ "Harrison named new Arrows coach". SuperSport. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  15. ^ "Clinton Larsen quits". Eye Witness News. 7 October 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  16. ^ "Middendorp joins Celtic". Kickoff. 11 October 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  17. ^ "Middendorp quits Maritzburg". News24. 5 October 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  18. ^ "Larsen confirmed as Maritzburg coach". KickOff. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  19. ^ "Free State Stars give Steve Komphela the boot". Times Live. 2 December 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2013. 
  20. ^ "Premier Soccer League". soccerassociation.com. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 

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