Zambia Super League

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The Zambia Super League, also known as MTN/FAZ Super Division due to sponsorship reasons,[1] is the top division of the Football Association of Zambia. It was created in 1962. The 2020–21 Zambian Super League is the most recent season. The top 4 of the league will qualify for continental football, with the top 2 qualifying for the group stage qualifiers of the CAF Champions League. The third and fourth positioned teams will qualify for the group stage qualifiers of the CAF Confederation Cup. The League was originally scheduled from March to December but a transition season was conducted so that the calendar can be matched with that of CAF Tournaments. The league is ranked 7th among all the countries in Africa in the CAF 5-year ranking. The league is owned by the Football Association of Zambia with broadcasting rights belonging to Supersport, who televises 126 matches, and the winners of the league will receive a copper trophy with their names engraved on it.

Zambia Super League
Founded1962
Country Zambia
ConfederationCAF
Number of teams18
Level on pyramid1
Relegation toNational Division One
Domestic cup(s)ABSA Cup
League cup(s)Samuel Ndhlovu Cup
International cup(s)CAF Champions League
CAF Confederation Cup
Current championsRed Arrows
(2021–22)
Most championshipsNkana (13 titles)
TV partnersSupersport
WebsiteMTN Football.com
Current: 2021–22 Zambia Super League

Qualification for African competitionsEdit

Association ranking for 2020–21 CAF competitionsEdit

Association ranking for 2020–21 CAF Champions League and 2020–21 CAF Confederation Cup will be based on results from each CAF tournament (Champions League and Confederation Cup) from 2016 to 2019–20.

Legend
  • CL: CAF Champions League
  • CC: CAF Confederation Cup
  •   Associations ranked 1–12 and eligible to enter two teams in each CAF tournament (Champions League and Confederation Cup)
Rank Association 2016
(× 1)
2017
(× 2)
2018
(× 3)
2018–19
(× 4)
2019–20
(× 5)
Total
2020 2019 Mvt CL CC CL CC CL CC CL CC CL CC
1 2   +1   Morocco 4 4 6 3 5 7 5 7 8 8 190
2 3   +1   Egypt 7 0 7 0.5 5 3 4 5 11 6 167
3 1   –2   Tunisia 0 3 7 5 9 0 8 6 6 0 140
4 5   +1   DR Congo 0 5 1 5 3 4 5 0 4 1 83
5 4   –1   Algeria 0 4 4 2 5 2 5 1 3 1 81
6 6     South Africa 6 0 3 4.5 2 0 6 0 3 0.5 68.5
7 7     Zambia 4 0 2 2 2 0 0 2.5 1 2 43
8 9   +1   Nigeria 2 0 0 0.5 0 3 2 1 0 3 39
9 10   +1   Guinea 0 0 0 1 3 0 3 0 0 3 38
10 11   +1   Angola 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0.5 4 0 36

2022-23 clubsEdit

Previous winnersEdit

Previous winners are:[2]

Performances by clubEdit

Club Location Titles
Nkana Kitwe 13
Mufulira Wanderers Mufulira 9
ZESCO United Ndola 9
Zanaco Lusaka 7
Green Buffaloes Lusaka 6
Power Dynamos Kitwe 6
Kabwe Warriors Kabwe 5
Red Arrows Lusaka 2
Nchanga Rangers Chingola 2
City of Lusaka Lusaka 1
Roan United Luanshya 1

FinanceEdit

The Zambia Super League is sponsored by MTN with broadcasting rights belonging to supersport with each team receiving K300,000 each from Supersport. MTN's deal with the super league is worth $4 million for 5 years in a deal which began in 2018. The league champions receives K500,000 while the runners-up receives K350,000 and the rest of the teams receive K200,000.

2019(TRANSITONAL) ZAMBIA SUPER LEAGUE
Position Team Prize Money Supersport Total
1 ZESCO United 500,000 300,000 800,000
2 Green Eagles 350,000 300,000 650,000
3 Buildcon 200,000 300,000 500,000
4 Zanaco 200,000 300,000 500,000

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2013 MTN/FAZ Super Division". MTN Football. Retrieved 2013-11-17.
  2. ^ Hans Schoggl (7 March 2013). "Zambia Champions". RSSSF. Retrieved 4 May 2013.

External linksEdit