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  • DiskiFan 11:14 on September 16, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: national first division, national soccer league, nfd, premier soccer league, psl   

    NFD threatens PSL shutdown 

    National First Division threatens ‘havoc’


    National First Division (NFD) clubs have threatened to bring PSL fixtures to a complete standstill after accusing members of the premier league of reneging on agreements reached at a special annual general meeting on August 28.

    The 16 chairpersons of the PSL clubs and the equal number of NFD club chairpersons belong to a structure called the National Soccer League (NSL).

    The NSL also formed a six-member committee made up of Kaizer Motaung (Kaizer Chiefs), John Comitis (Ajax Cape Town), Mato Madlala (Golden Arrows), Jabu Khumalo (African Warriors), Pierre Delvaux (Thanda Royal Zulu) and Pat Malabela (Dynamos). Motaung, the PSL’s finance committee chairperson, is the convenor.

    At the NSL meeting, it was agreed the NFD would be a stand-alone league running its own affairs. It was also agreed a sum of R115 million, contained in the NSL’s Solidarity Fund, would be given to NFD clubs to run their own league. The development means the NFD has also obtained control over commercial and marketing activities that directly affect it, such as the power to obtain sponsorship and television coverage for the league.

    Following the meeting, the PSL issued a fixture list for the NFD’s kickoff this weekend after the kickoff date had been postponed indefinitely. However, this week, NFD clubs vowed that they will not honour these fixtures until the details contained in a “doctored” PSL statement were rectified.

    The multibillion-rand Premier Soccer League (PSL) is now facing its biggest revolt since its formation in 1996.

    Speaking on condition of anonymity, an NFD club official said: “The PSL went on to announce things that were not agreed upon. The issue of grants and prize monies were a total misrepresentation.”

    He alleged it was never agreed the R1-million first prize for the NFD winners was to be paid from the R115 million, but was to come from the PSL coffers.

    The league’s statement said there would also be a R250 000 prize for quarterly winners, also to come from the Solidarity Fund.

    This is in line with the Q-Innovation announced by the PSL two months ago in which PSL quarterly winners win R1.5 million and a journalist who correctly predicts the leader at the quarterly stage will pocket R500 000.

    Another agreement not disputed at this stage was the increase of NFD clubs’ monthly grants from R250 000 to R300 000.

    PSL clubs get R1.5 million per month.

    “We will cause havoc if they don’t rectify the current issues. They must be aware the Premiership cannot go ahead if there is no clear promotion and relegation policy. The current situation means there will be no relegation and promotion.

    “How much will be left if we use this once-off payment (from the Solidarity Fund) for prize monies? The agreement was the money will be used to run the office and the prize money and grants will come from the PSL,” added the source.

    Dynamos owner Malabela said: “There are still outstanding issues between the NFD and PSL and the league would not kick off.”

    He continued “The matter has to be discussed first, then the PSL will issue a statement. I can’t confirm issues that were discussed in the meeting.”

    The NFD has been running with no sponsorship since 2007 when Mvelaphanda pulled out.

    PSL’s head of communications Connie Motshumi insisted that NFD league fixtures would kick off this weekend as planned.

    “We sent out fixtures and as far as we are concerned nothing has changed,” she insisted.

    However, none of the games scheduled for yesterday kicked off.

     
  • DiskiFan 12:48 on August 24, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , amakhosi, bucca bucca, bucs, kaizer chiefs, psl, psl results   

    PSL results in the Absa Premiership – 21 and 22 August 2012 

    Absa Premiership PSL results

    22 August 2012

    Bucs – Absa Premiership champs 2012

    Golden Arrows 0 – 1 University of Pretoria
    Kaizer Chiefs 2 – 1 Mamelodi Sundowns
    Moroka Swallows 3 – 1 Ajax Cape Town
    SuperSport United 0 – 0 Orlando Pirates
    Bloem Celtic 2 – 1 Platinum Stars
    Bidvest Wits 2 – 2 Black Leopards

    21 August 2012

    Martizburg United 2 – 0 Amazulu
    Chipp United 1 – 2 Free State Stars

     
  • DiskiFan 12:46 on August 18, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    PSL fixtures – August 

    August PSL fixtures


    Tuesday, August 21, 2012

    19:30 Maritzburg Utd v AmaZulu Harry Gwala Stadium – SuperSport 4
    19:30 Chippa United v Free State Stars Athlone Stadium
    Wednesday, August 22, 2012

    Golden Arrows v University of Pretoria Cedric Sugar Ray Stadium
    19:30 Kaizer Chiefs v Mamelodi Sundowns Soccer City Complex – SuperSport 4
    19:30 Moroka Swallows v Ajax Cape Town Volkswagen Dobsonville Stadium
    19:30 SuperSport United v Orlando Pirates Peter Mokaba Stadium – SuperSport Blitz
    19:30 Bloem Celtic v Platinum Stars Free State Stadium
    19:30 Bidvest Wits v Black Leopards Bidvest Stadium
    Friday, August 31, 2012

    20:00 Ajax Cape Town v Platinum Stars Cape Town Stadium – SuperSport 4

     
    • Denis Mhendi 13:51 on August 18, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      That’s wonderful fixtures

  • DiskiFan 20:49 on August 4, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    PSL opening fixtures for 2012/2013 

    The excitement starts on Friday, 10 August 2012 at 20h00 with two games. Ajax plays Supersport United in Cape Town, while Pirates meet Golden Arrows at Orlando Stadium. Four matches follow on Saturday and a further two on the Sunday. The PSL fixtures for the opening weekend are as follows:

    Friday, 10 August 2012

    Kaizer Chiefs

    Ajax Cape Town v SuperSport United, Cape Town Stadium (20:00)

    Orlando Pirates v Golden Arrows, Orlando Stadium (20:00)

    Saturday, 11 August 2012

    Black Leopards v Bloemfontein Celtic, Peter Mokaba Stadium (15:00)

    Free State Stars v Bidvest Wits, Goble Park Stadium (15:00)

    AmaZulu v Kaizer Chiefs, Moses Mabhida Stadium (18:00)

    Mamelodi Sundowns v Chippa United, Lucas Moripe Stadium (20:15)

    Sunday, 12 August 2012

    Platinum Stars v Moroka Swallows, Royal Bafokeng Stadium (15:00)

    University of Pretoria v Maritzburg United, TUKS Stadium (15:00)

    Enjoy, fellow laduma fans!

     
  • DiskiFan 21:01 on August 2, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    MTN8 fixtures 

    We don’t know about the rest of you but frantic football season looms! Warming us up are the MTN8 games starting tomorrow, before the PSL season starts in earnest… This brief but brilliant tournament plays for R8-million and features the top eight teams from the previous PSL season. The winners for the past two season have been Orlando Pirates.

    For those of you who are fans of the EPL, the superstars of the English Premier League will be showing their stuff soon too. No doubt you have been following our up-to-date transfer news and speculation on Twitter – we are of the view that Queens Park Rangers could be big movers this season.

    Local is lekker so here are the fixtures for the coming weekend:
    Friday, 3 August 2012 – 20h00: Orlando Pirates v Bloem Celtic at Orlando Stadium
    Saturday, 4 August 2012 – 15h00: Supersport United v Free State Stars at Peter Mokaba Stadium
    Sunday, 5 August 2012 – 15h00: Mamelodi Sundowns v Kaizer Chiefs at Loftus Stadium
    Sunday, 5 August 2012 – 15h00: Moroka Swallows v Amazulu at Volkswagen Dobsonville Stadium
    Semi-finals first leg on 18 and 19 August 2012 and second leg on 25 and 26 August 2012.
    Big final on 22 September.

    These fixtures are in line with the Supersport lineup as provided by the PSL. Bring on the weekend!

    In related news, MTN have confirmed continued sponsorship of the tournament for a further 3 years until 2014. One fantastic fan can win R1-million cash and a trip to watch El Clasico in Spain. More details on the competition can be found here: http://www.mtn.co.za/Sponsorships/Football/Pages/MTN8.aspx

     
    • Niketebza 01:53 on August 3, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Now we are to see who are de real champions,Chips let me warn u u dnt hv to take sundowns 4 granted because u may nvr knw whts gonna happen sunday. Pirates if u really wn make it again this season stay focused,play ur game dnt be nvrs n relax n make it a point u dnt consider unnecessary gaols,u cn do it again n again n again up the bucs

  • DiskiFan 11:48 on July 18, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    PSL fixtures out this week 

    The waiting will soon be over. The Premier Soccer League intends to release the fixtures for the 2012/2013 season this week according to PSL general manager Derek Blackensee.

    The release of the fixtures has been slightly delayed as some clubs have not yet notified the PSL which stadiums they will use.

    This season kicks off with the MTN8 quarter finals on the weekend of 4/5 August, so it is only two weeks until the fans start seeing some real action on the local scene. The season will take a break during mid-December to allow Bafana Bafana players some preparation time for the African Nations Cup, taking place in South Africa in January.

    The league will resume in mid-February.

     
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