PSL confirm playoff dates

2012-05-21 09:01

Johannesburg - The Premier Soccer League have completed the draw for the Promotion-Relegation playoffs, with the action set to kick-off on May 23.

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The draw was conducted just minutes after University of Pretoria were crowned National First Division champions on Sunday, with Tuks gaining automatic promotion to the Premiership, despite losing their final game of the season 1-0.

The victors of that match, Thanda Royal Zulu, hoisted themselves into the final playoff spot, with second-placed Chippa United the other NFD team to contest for their place in South Africa's top-flight league.

Santos, meanwhile, are the PSL outfit set to battle it out for their survival, as their 1-0 victory over already-relegated Jomo Cosmos was not enough to lift them to safety, with relegation rivals Black Leopards beating Ajax Cape Town 3-1.

PSL CEO Stan Matthews said: "The last couple of weeks have been exciting not only for the Absa Premiership but also for the National First Division.

On Saturday, we witnessed the showdown in the Absa Premiership title race and today(Saturday), we were treated to other festivities in the NFD as teams battled for a spot in the Promotion Playoffs."

The full draw with fixture dates is as follows:

23 May 2012 - Thanda Royal Zulu vs Santos

27 May 2012 - Chippa United vs Thanda Royal Zulu

30 May 2012 - Santos vs Chippa United

17 June 2012 - Santos vs Thanda Royal Zulu

20 June 2012 - Thanda Royal Zulu vs Chippa United

23 June 2012 - Chippa United vs Santos

The venues and kick-off times for the play-off encounters are yet to be confirmed.


  • Leko - 2012-05-21 10:17

    PSL must re-visit this playoffs rule to promote and relegate teams. We (supporters) have been against this rule for so long. I dont think the sponsors are comfortable with this rule either. it doesn't make sense at all and i don't know why PSL are so arrongant about it. If your team occupies 15 and 16 in premiership, then you must be relegated and 2 top teams in NFD be promoted. simple

      Victor - 2012-05-21 11:15

      This play off thing is rubbish. Why get a 2nd chance when you were rubbish for an entire season. While they're @ it, they can increase the number of teams in the PSL to 18/20.

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