Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League
Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League is the top professional division of the Zimbabwe Football Association. It was founded in 1980, as a successor to the 1962 formed Rhodesia National Football League. It is currently sponsored by Delta Beverages under the Castle Lager brand and hence is known as Castle Lager Premier Soccer League. The current sponsorship deal runs from 2011 and is worth $3.6 million.
|Country||Zimbabwe (18 teams)|
|Number of teams||18|
|Level on pyramid||1|
|Relegation to||Zimbabwean Division One|
|Domestic cup(s)||Bob 91 Super Cup |
Zimbabwe National Army Charity Shield
|International cup(s)||Champions League |
|Current champions||FC Platinum (3rd title) |
|Most championships||Dynamos |
|TV partners||SuperSport (live matches)|
|Current: 2020 Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League|
The league consists of 18 teams listed below, that play a total of 34 matches. The season runs from April to November. Most matches are played during weekends on Saturdays and Sundays. Postponed matches are played midweek. At the end of the season four teams are relegated into the lower division and an equal number promoted.
The end of season winner qualifies for the CAF Champions League, while the Cup of Zimbabwe winners gains entry into the CAF Confederation Cup. The current champions are CAPS United who won the 2016 Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League. For the current season, see 2016 Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League.
- Black Rhinos (Harare)
- Bulawayo Chiefs
- CAPS United (Harare)
- Chapungu United (Gweru)
- Chicken Inn (Bulawayo)
- Dynamos (Harare)
- Platinum (Zvishavane)
- Harare City (Harare)
- Herentals F.C.
- Highlanders (Bulawayo)
- Hwange (Hwange)
- Manica Diamonds F.C. (Mutare)
- Mushowani Stars F.C.
- Ngezi Platinum Stars (Mhondoro)
- TelOne F.C.
- Triangle United (Chiredzi)
- Yadah (Harare)
- ZPC Kariba (Kariba)
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||FC Platinum (C)||34||17||11||6||34||15||+19||62||Qualification for 2020–21 CAF Champions League|
|4||Ngezi Platinum Stars||34||12||13||9||28||23||+5||49|
|6||Highlanders (Q)||34||10||16||8||30||26||+4||46||Qualification for 2020–21 CAF Confederation Cup[a]|
|15||Chapungu United (R)||34||9||13||12||32||33||−1||40||Relegation|
|18||Mushowani Stars (R)||34||8||9||17||36||49||−13||33|
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) goals scored; 4) head-to-head points; 5) head-to-head goal difference; 6) head-to-head goals scored; 7) playoff.
(C) Champion; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated
- Highlanders are Cup of Zimbabwe winners.
|1996||Alois Bunjira||CAPS United||23|
|2001||Tapfuma Gahadzikwa||CAPS United||19|
|2004||Leonard Tsipa||CAPS United||18|
|2005||Edmore Mufema||Motor Action||17|
|2007||Cuthbert Malajila||Chapungu United||15|
|2008||Evans Chikwaikwai||Njube Sundowns||23|
|2009||Nyasha Mushekwi||CAPS United||21|
|2012||Nelson Mazivisa||Shabanie Mine||18|
|2013||Tendai Ndoro||Chicken Inn||18|
|2016||Leonard Tsipa||CAPS United||11|
From 2011, the Premier Soccer League has had title sponsorship rights sold to Delta Beverages, who sponsor the league under their Castle Lager brand. The deal runs until 2018. Originally a lower income level, in 2014 Delta Beverages upped their sponsorship to $3.6 million.
|2011–||Delta Beverages, Castle Lager||Castle Lager Premier Soccer League|
- "$3,6m for Castle Lager PSL". News Day. 27 March 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
- "FootballZone.co.zw – 2012 PSL League table". FootballZone.
- "Fifa.com – Zimbabwe:- League table". Fifa. Archived from the original on 26 June 2007.
- "Zimbabwe - Premier Soccer League". LiveSoccerTV. 14 July 2016. Retrieved 14 July 2016.