2014–15 South African Premier Division

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The 2014–15 South African Premier Division season (known as the ABSA Premiership for sponsorship reasons) was the nineteenth season of the Premier Soccer League since its establishment in 1996. Fixtures were announced 5 June 2014.[3] The league opened on 8 August 2014 and will conclude on 9 May 2015.

South African Premier Division
Season2014–15
ChampionsKaizer Chiefs
RelegatedAmaZulu
Champions LeagueKaizer Chiefs
Mamelodi Sundowns
Confederation CupAjax Cape Town
Bidvest Wits University
Matches played240
Goals scored555 (2.31 per match)
Top goalscorerMoeketsi Sekola (14)[1]
Biggest home winSundowns 5–0 Polokwane City[2]
(11 March 2015)
Biggest away winSundowns 0–5 Bloem Celtic[2]
(15 April 2014)
Highest scoringSupersort 2–5 AmaZulu[2]
(1 March 2015)
Longest winning run8 games[2]
Kaizer Chiefs
Longest unbeaten run19 games[2]
Kaizer Chiefs
Longest winless run12 games[2]
AmaZulu
Longest losing run4 games[2]
Polokwane City
Moroka Swallows
Highest attendance88,000[2]
Kaizer Chiefs 0–2 Orlando Priates
(6 December 2014)
Lowest attendance100[2]
Moroka Swallows 2–1 AmaZulu
(13 August 2014)
Average attendance6,499[2]
All statistics correct as of 24 April 2015.

Mamelodi Sundowns were the defending champions, having won the previous 2013–14 South African Premier Division (PSL) season. Chippa United earned their second promotion to the top tier league after winning the 2013-14 National First Division. Polokwane City remained in the league after beating Black Leopards and Milano United in the Playoff Tournament.

TeamsEdit

Stadiums and locationsEdit

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 [4]

Team Province Home venue Capacity
Ajax Cape Town Western Cape Cape Town Stadium 55,000
AmaZulu Kwazulu-Natal Moses Mabhida Stadium 54,000
Bidvest Wits Gauteng Bidvest Stadium 5,000
Bloemfontein Celtic Free State Seisa Ramabodu Stadium 20,000
Chippa United Eastern Cape Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 49,000
Free State Stars Free State Charles Mopeli Stadium 35,000
Kaizer Chiefs Gauteng FNB Stadium (Soccer City) 94,700
Mamelodi Sundowns Gauteng Loftus Versfeld Stadium 52,000
Maritzburg United Kwazulu-Natal Harry Gwala Stadium 10,700
Moroka Swallows Gauteng Dobsonville Stadium 24,000
Mpumalanga Black Aces Mpumalanga Mbombela Stadium 40,900
Orlando Pirates Gauteng Orlando Stadium 36,400
Platinum Stars North West Royal Bafokeng Stadium 45,000
Polokwane City Limpopo Peter Mokaba Stadium 41,733
Supersport United Gauteng Lucas Moripe Stadium 28,900
Tuks FC Gauteng Tuks Stadium 8,000[5]

Personnel and kitsEdit

Team Manager Supplier Shirt sponsor
Ajax Cape Town   Roger De Sa[6] Adidas[7] Huawei[8]
AmaZulu   Wilfred Mugeyi[9] Kappa[10] SPAR[11]
Bidvest Wits   Gavin Hunt[12] Kappa[13] Bidvest[14]
Polokwane City   Kosta Papic[15] XCO Vacant
Bloemfontein Celtic   Ernst Middendorp[16] Kappa[17] MTN[18]
Free State Stars   Tom Saintfiet[19] Maxed[20] Bonitas
Chippa United vacant[21] Nike[22] Chippa Holdings
Kaizer Chiefs   Stuart Baxter[23][deprecated source] Nike[24] Vodacom[25]
Mamelodi Sundowns   Pitso Mosimane[26] Nike[27] Ubuntu Botho
Maritzburg United   Steve Komphela[28] Umbro[29] Vacant
Moroka Swallows   Fani Madida (Interim)[30] Puma[31] Hyundai
Mpumalanga Black Aces   Clive Barker[32] Umbro[33] ISPS Handa[34]
Orlando Pirates   Vladimir Vermezovic[35] Adidas[36] Vodacom[25]
Platinum Stars   Allan Freese[37] Acelli[38] The Royal Marang Hotel
Supersport United   Gordon Igesund[39] Kappa[40] Engen Petroleum[41]
Tuks FC   Steve Barker[42] Umbro[43] WorkersLife[44]

[45]

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Kaizer Chiefs (C, Q) 30 21 6 3 41 14 +27 69 Qualification for 2016 CAF Champions League
2 Mamelodi Sundowns (Q) 30 16 9 5 44 24 +20 57
3 Bidvest Wits (Q) 30 15 7 8 34 25 +9 52 Qualification for 2016 CAF Confederation Cup
4 Orlando Pirates 30 13 11 6 46 29 +17 50
5 Ajax Cape Town (Q) 30 12 8 10 34 35 −1 44 Qualification for 2016 CAF Confederation Cup
6 Supersport United 30 12 5 13 39 40 −1 41
7 Bloemfontein Celtic 30 11 7 12 34 27 +7 40
8 Maritzburg United 30 10 10 10 30 25 +5 40
9 Free State Stars 30 10 8 12 34 39 −5 38
10 Mpumalanga Black Aces 30 7 13 10 35 39 −4 34
11 Platinum Stars 30 8 10 12 30 38 −8 34
12 Polokwane City 30 9 7 14 42 60 −18 34
13 University of Pretoria 30 7 11 12 28 32 −4 32
14 Chippa United 30 7 9 14 23 37 −14 30
15 Moroka Swallows 30 8 6 16 30 47 −17 30 Qualification for PSL Playoff Tournament
16 AmaZulu (R) 30 6 9 15 31 44 −13 27 Relegation to National First Division
Updated to match(es) played on 9 May 2015. Source: http://www.espnfc.com/south-african-premiership/2197/table
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated.

Season statisticsEdit

ScoringEdit

Top scorersEdit

As of 24 October 2014
Rank Player Club Goals[46]
1   Moeketsi Sekola Free State Stars 14
2   Lerato Trevor Lamola Bloemfontein Celtic 13
3   Puleng Tlolane Polokwane City 11
4   Kermit Erasmus Orlando Pirates 10
  Cuthbert Malajila Mamelodi Sundowns 10
6   Jeremy Brockie Supersport United 8
  Ndumiso Mabena Platinum Stars 8
  Lehlohonolo Majoro Orlando Pirates 8
9   Khama Billiat Mamelodi Sundowns 7
  George Lebese Kaizer Chiefs 7
  Thabo Mnyamane Pretoria University 7
  Siyabonga Nomvethe Moroka Swallows 7
  Atusaye Nyondo Pretoria University 7
  Bernard Parker Kaizer Chiefs 7
  Eleazar Rodgers Platinum Stars 7

Clean sheetsEdit

As of 28 September 2014
Rank Player Club Clean sheets[47]
1   Itumeleng Khune Kaizer Chiefs 4
  Kennedy Mweene Mamelodi Sundowns

DisciplineEdit

PlayerEdit

As of 24 April 2015

ClubEdit

As of 29 October 2014
  • Most yellow cards:[49] 20
    • Chippa United
    • Moroka Swallows
  • Most red cards:[49] 2
    • University of Pretoria
    • Platinum Stars
    • Ajax Cape Town
    • Kaizer Chiefs
    • Free State Stars

AwardsEdit

Monthly awardsEdit

Month ABSA Premiership Coach of the Month ABSA Premiership Player of the Month Reference
Manager Club Player Club
August   Stuart Baxter Kaizer Chiefs   Mandla Masango Kaizer Chiefs [50]

Source: Premier Soccer League

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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