2016–17 National First Division

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The 2016–17 National First Division was the season from August 2016 to May 2017 of South Africa's second tier of professional soccer, the National First Division.

National First Division
Season2016–17
ChampionsThanda Royal Zulu
PromotedAmaZulu
RelegatedSantos
Magezi

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Thanda Royal Zulu[a] (C) 30 17 11 2 52 24 +28 62
2 Black Leopards (Q) 30 14 8 8 44 37 +7 50 Qualification to Promotion play-offs
3 Stellenbosch F.C.[b] (Q) 30 14 7 9 39 29 +10 49
4 Royal Eagles 30 13 9 8 52 37 +15 48
5 AmaZulu[c] (P) 30 14 5 11 52 37 +15 47 Promotion to 2017–18 South African Premier Division
6 Mbombela United 30 12 8 10 43 30 +13 44
7 Witbank Spurs 30 12 8 10 40 39 +1 44
8 Mthatha Bucks 30 10 13 7 39 36 +3 43
9 Cape Town All Stars 30 9 11 10 27 29 −2 38
10 Jomo Cosmos 30 10 8 12 33 36 −3 38
11 Real Kings F.C. 30 9 9 12 36 40 −4 36
12 University of Pretoria 30 10 6 14 32 42 −10 36
13 F.C. Cape Town 30 8 10 12 35 49 −14 34
14 Milano United A.F.C. 30 10 2 18 36 59 −23 32
15 Magesi F.C. (R) 30 8 7 15 34 46 −12 31 Relegation to 2017–18 SAFA Second Division
16 Santos (R) 30 4 10 16 16 40 −24 22
Source: http://www.psl.co.za/log.asp?id=879
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored;
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ At the end of the season, Thanda Royal Zulu was extinguished and replaced with a newly formed club Richards Bay F.C.
  2. ^ Vasco da Gama was re-worked as Stellenbosch F.C. prior to the beginning of the season.[1]
  3. ^ Amazulu's owner purchased Thanda Royal Zulu's league status upon completion of the season. Amazulu were effectively promoted.

Play-offsEdit

Pos Lge Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 PSL Baroka (P) 4 2 2 0 7 4 +3 8 Promotion to 2017–18 South African Premier Division
2 NFD Black Leopards 4 1 2 1 5 4 +1 5
3 NFD Stellenbosch F.C. 4 0 2 2 3 7 −4 2
Source: http://www.psl.co.za/log.asp?id=879
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored;
(P) Promoted.
Stellenbosch2–2Baroka
Report

Black Leopards0–0Stellenbosch
Report

Baroka2–1Black Leopards
Report

Baroka2–0Stellenbosch
Report

Stellenbosch1–3Black Leopards
Report

Black Leopards1–1Baroka
Report

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vasco da Gama renamed Stellenbosch Football Club". Kick Off Magazine (South Africa). 3 June 2016.

External linksEdit