2021–22 South African Premier Division

The 2021–22 South African Premier Division season from 20 August 2021 to 30 May 2022 (known as the DSTV Premiership for sponsorship reasons) was the 26th season of the Premier Soccer League since its establishment in 1996. Mamelodi Sundowns were the four-time defending champions. This season's winner will qualify for the 2022–23 CAF Champions League along with the second placed team. The 3rd placed team and Nedbank Cup winners qualify for the 2022–23 CAF Confederation Cup.

Premier Soccer League
Season2021–22
Dates20 August 2021- 30 May 2022
ChampionsMamelodi Sundowns
12th title
RelegatedBaroka F.C.
Matches played240
Goals scored448 (1.87 per match)
Top goalscorerPeter Shalulile (23 goals)
Biggest home winMamelodi Sundowns 6-0 Golden Arrows
(12 April 2022)
Biggest away winMarumo Gallants 0-4 Mamelodi Sundowns
(07 November 2021)
Highest scoringCape Town City 4-3 Golden Arrows
(23 October 2021)
Longest winning run(7 games)
Mamelodi Sundowns
Longest unbeaten run(17 games)
Mamelodi Sundowns
Longest winless run(9 games)
Marumo Gallants
Longest losing run(6 games)
TS Galaxy

Team changesEdit

The following teams have changed division since the 2020–21 season.

To National First DivisionEdit

Relegated from 2020–21 South African Premier Division

From National First DivisionEdit

Promoted to 2021–22 South African Premier Division

Purchased statusesEdit

TeamsEdit

Stadiums and locationsEdit

Team Location Stadium Capacity
AmaZulu Durban Moses Mabhida Stadium 55,500
Baroka Polokwane Peter Mokaba Stadium 45,500
Cape Town City Cape Town Cape Town Stadium 55,000
Chippa United Port Elizabeth Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 48,459
Golden Arrows Durban (Clermont) Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium 12,000
Kaizer Chiefs Johannesburg (Soweto) FNB Stadium 94,736
Mamelodi Sundowns Pretoria (Marabastad) Loftus Versfeld Stadium 51,762
Maritzburg United Pietermaritzburg Harry Gwala Stadium 12,000
Marumo Gallants Polokwane Peter Mokaba Stadium 45,500
Moroka Swallows Johannesburg (Soweto) Dobsonville Stadium 24,000
Orlando Pirates Johannesburg (Soweto) Orlando Stadium 37,139
Royal AM Durban Chatsworth Stadium 6,500
Sekhukhune United Johannesburg (Tembisa) Makhulong Stadium 10,500
Stellenbosch Stellenbosch Danie Craven Stadium 8,000
SuperSport United Pretoria (Atteridgeville) Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium 28,900
TS Galaxy Mbombela Mbombela Stadium 40,929

Number of teams by provinceEdit

Position Province Number Teams
1 Gauteng 6 Kaizer Chiefs, Mamelodi Sundowns, Moroka Swallows, Orlando Pirates, Sekhukhune United, SuperSport United
2 KwaZulu-Natal 4 AmaZulu, Golden Arrows, Maritzburg United and Royal AM
3 Limpopo 2 Baroka and Marumo Gallants
Western Cape Cape Town City and Stellenbosch
5 Eastern Cape 1 Chippa United
Mpumalanga 1 TS Galaxy

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Mamelodi Sundowns (C) 30 19 8 3 56 20 +36 65 Qualification for Champions League
2 Cape Town City 30 12 13 5 32 24 +8 49
3 Royal AM 30 12 11 7 43 31 +12 47 Qualification for Confederation Cup
4 Stellenbosch 30 11 14 5 32 23 +9 47
5 Kaizer Chiefs 30 13 8 9 34 26 +8 47
6 Orlando Pirates 30 10 14 6 34 28 +6 44
7 AmaZulu 30 8 17 5 24 22 +2 41
8 SuperSport United 30 10 10 10 36 32 +4 40
9 Lamontville Golden Arrows 30 9 13 8 35 40 −5 40
10 Marumo Gallants 30 7 13 10 22 28 −6 34
11 Sekhukhune United 30 8 9 13 21 24 −3 33
12 Maritzburg United 30 7 10 13 22 33 −11 31
13 TS Galaxy 30 7 9 14 22 38 −16 30
14 Chippa United 30 5 14 11 23 33 −10 29
15 Moroka Swallows (O) 30 4 14 12 22 36 −14 26 Qualification for Playoffs
16 Baroka (R) 30 6 7 17 22 40 −18 25 Relegation to the First Division
Source: Premier Soccer League
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated


ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AMA BAR CTC CHI GDA TSG KZC MAG MDS MAR SWA ORL ROY SEK STL SSU
AmaZulu 1–0 2–0 2–2 1–2 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–2 0–0
Baroka 0–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 2–0 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 3–1
Cape Town City 0–0 5–1 1–0 4–3 2–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 3–2 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–3 0–0
Chippa United 1–1 2–2 0–0 1–2 0–1 1–3 2–3 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–3 2–2 0–0 1–0 0–0
Lamontville Golden Arrows 2–2 3–2 0–1 1–2 1–1 2–1 3–1 0–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 2–2 0–0 0–2 3–2
TS Galaxy 0–1 2–1 2–2 3–1 2–2 0–0 0–0 0–3 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–4 0–1 0–1 1–1
Kaizer Chiefs 1–1 2–1 1–2 4–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–1 1–4 2–0 0–1 0–1
Marumo Gallants 0–1 3–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 3–1 0–0 0–4 0–0 1–1 0–0 2–2 2–2 1–0 0–0
Mamelodi Sundowns 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–1 6–0 3–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 3–0 4–1 3–2 2–0 0–3 2–2
Maritzburg United 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–2 1–2 1–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 0–2 0–0 2–1
Moroka Swallows 0–1 3–2 0–0 0–0 2–2 0–1 1–3 0–1 2–4 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–3
Orlando Pirates 2–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–0 1–2 2–1 0–2 4–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–2 3–2
Royal AM 0–0 1–1 1–2 1–0 0–0 4–2 1–0 2–0 2–3 2–1 1–0 2–2 1–0 1–0 2–1
Sekhukhune United 2–0 4–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–2 1–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 0–0
Stellenbosch 2–2 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–3 30 Jan 16 Jan 0–1
SuperSport United 2–0 2–0 3–2 1–1 3–1 2–1 1–2 1–2 0–1 2–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 0–1 0–0
Updated to match(es) played on 23 May 2022. Source: Flashscore
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

StatisticsEdit

Top goalscorersEdit

As of 27 May 2022
Rank Player Club Goals[4]
1 Peter Shalulile Mamelodi Sundowns 23
2 Victor Letsoalo Royal AM 15
3 Bienvenu Eva Nga Chippa United 10
4 Mduduzi Mdantsane Cape Town City 9
Ashley Du Preez Stellenbosch
5 Deon Hotto Orlando Pirates 8
Keagan Dolly Kaizer Chiefs
Mxolisi Machupu TS Galaxy
7 Khama Billiat Kaizer Chiefs 7
Thamsanqa Gabuza SuperSport United
Luvuyo Memela AmaZulu
Ndabayithethwa Ndlondlo Marumo Gallants
Chibuike Ohizu Sekhukhune United
Kwame Peprah Orlando Pirates

Hat-tricksEdit

Player For Against Result Date
  Peter Shalulile Mamelodi Sundowns Swallows 4–2 (A) 6 April 2022
  Peter Shalulile Mamelodi Sundowns Golden Arrows 6–0 (H) 12 April 2022

Most AssistsEdit

As of 14 May 2022
Pos Player Club Assists
1 Khama Billiat Kaizer Chiefs F.C. 9
2 Themba Zwane Mamelodi Sundowns F.C. 6
Lyle Lakay Mamelodi Sundowns F.C. 6
3 Vincent Pule Orlando Pirates F.C. 4
Tshediso Patjie Sekhukhune United F.C. 4
Junior Mendieta Stellenbosch F.C. 4
Peter Shalulile Mamelodi Sundowns F.C. 4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Official: Sekhukhune United promoted to DStv Premiership". Kick Off. 2021-06-12. Retrieved 2021-08-27.
  2. ^ "New name, new owners but same old problems! Inside the mess of Marumo Gallants ahead of the new season". The South African. 2021-08-17. Retrieved 2021-08-27.
  3. ^ "Bloemfontein Celtic sold: Renamed Royal AM". Africa Top Sports. 2021-08-17. Retrieved 2021-08-27.
  4. ^ "Premier Soccer League 2021/2022 - Top Scorer".

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