Botswana Premier League

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Botswana Premier League
Country Botswana
Confederation CAF
Founded 1966
Number of teams 16
Levels on pyramid 1
Relegation to Botswana First Division North
and Botswana First Division South
Domestic cup(s) FA Challenge Cup
Botswana Independence Cup
Orange Kabelano Charity Cup
Mascom Top 8 Cup
International cup(s) Champions League
Confederation Cup
Current champions Township Rollers
(2013/14)
Most championships Township Rollers (12)

The Botswana Premier League is the highest division in football in Botswana. The league has existed since 1966. The championship initially called MLO Cup. The first edition 1966, with participants including Tlokweng Pirates, Notwane, Black Peril, Queens Park Rangers and a team from Ngwaketse district.

The league has always been dominated by the teams that are based south of Dibete or at the southern part of the country until the 2006/2007 season when Ecco City made history by becoming the first team from the north to lift the lucrative competition. The league is sponsored by a mobile phone operator Be Mobile to the tune of 24 million pula. After the ABSA premiership in South Africa, the Be Mobile league is the second highest sponsored league in the COSAFA region.The league has continued to grow in leaps and bounds as shown by the increasing number of foreign players in the BPL. Some top players from mainly Zimbabwe like Anold Chaka, Master Masitara, Elvis Meleka, Mandla Sibanda, Sageby Sandaka and Tendai Ndoro have ditched the Zimbabwean PSL for the BPL in recent years. After terminating their television deal with a South African company RP Productions, the league is now negotiating a long term deal with Supersport International. In early 2013, the pay TV shown five BPL games on a testing basis.

2013/14 standings[edit]

#  Team                    MP      W       D       L       F       A       G       P
1 Township Rollers 30 18 10 2 44 14 +30 64
2 BDF XI 30 21 4 5 43 14 +29 61
3 Gaborone United 30 17 10 3 43 20 +23 61
4 Centre Chiefs 30 18 6 6 49 22 +27 60
5 Nico United 30 12 8 10 44 43 +1 44
6 Satmos 30 12 5 13 43 41 +2 41
7 Wonder Sporting 30 11 6 13 32 38 -6 39
8 Motlakase Power 30 10 8 12 30 35 -5 38
9 BMC 30 9 10 11 31 36 -5 37
10 Extension Gunners 30 10 5 15 32 31 +1 35
11 ECCO City Greens 30 8 10 12 39 39 +0 34
12 Notwane 30 9 7 14 27 41 -14 34
13 Orapa United 30 9 6 15 30 45 -15 33
14 UF Santos 30 9 3 18 39 56 -17 30
15 Miscellaneous 30 7 7 16 25 48 -23 28
16 TAFIC 30 6 3 21 29 57 -28 21

Botswana Premier League - Clubs 2013/14[edit]

Club City / Town Position in 2012-13
Botswana Defence Force XI Gaborone 3rd
Botswana Meat Commission Lobatse 6th
ECCO City Greens Francistown 5th
Extension Gunners Lobatse 7th
FC Satmos Selebi Phikwe Promoted
Gaborone United Gaborone 4th
Miscellaneous SC Serowe Serowe 11th
Mochudi Centre Chiefs Mochudi 1st
Motlakase Power Dynamos Palapye 10th
Nico United Selebi-Phikwe 2nd
Notwane Gaborone 13th
Orapa United FC Orapa Promoted
TAFIC Francistown 9th
Township Rollers Gaborone 8th
Uniao Flamengo Santos Gabane 12th
Wonder Sporting Gaborone Promoted

Previous champions[edit]

Previous champions are:[1]

Performance By Club[edit]

Club City Titles Last Title
Township Rollers Gaborone 12 2014
Botswana Defence Force XI Gaborone 7 2004
Gaborone United Gaborone 6 2009
Mogoditshane Fighters Gaborone 4 2003
Extension Gunners Lobatse 3 1994
Notwane PG Gaborone 3 1998
Mochudi Centre Chiefs Mochudi 3 2013
ECCO City Greens Francistown 1 2007
Police XI Otse 1 2006

Topscorers[edit]

Year Best scorers Team Goals
2005/06 Botswana Malepa "Chippa" Bolelang ECCO City Greens 24
2006/07 Botswana Pontsho ‘Piro’ Moloi Mochudi Centre Chiefs 22
2007/08 Zimbabwe Master Masitara
Botswana Jerome Ramatlhakwane
Nico United
Mochudi Centre Chiefs
18
2008/09 Zimbabwe Master Masitara Nico United 27
2008/09 Zimbabwe Terrence Mandaza Township Rollers 31

Botswana Premier League Player of the Season[edit]

Year Player of the Season Team
2005/06 Botswana Moemedi "Jomo" Moatlhaping Township Rollers
2006/07 Botswana Malepa "Chippa" Bolelang ECCO City Greens
2007/08 Botswana Oteng "Limkokwing" Moalosi Mochudi Centre Chiefs
2008/09 Joel Phetogo Gaborone United
2009/10 Botswana Kabelo Dambe Township Rollers

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