Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League
|Number of teams||18|
|Level on pyramid||1|
|Relegation to||Zimbabwean Division One|
Bob 91 Super Cup |
Zimbabwe National Army Charity Shield
Champions League |
FC Platinum (1st title) |
|TV partners||SuperSport (live matches)|
Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League is the top professional division of the Zimbabwe Football Association. It was created 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.
The league consists of 16 teams listed below, that play a total of 30 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.
- Bulawayo City (Bulawayo)
- CAPS United (Harare)
- Chapungu United (Gweru)
- Chicken Inn (Bulawayo)
- Dynamos (Harare)
- Harare City (Harare)
- Highlanders (Bulawayo)
- Ngezi Platinum Stars (Mhondoro)
- Platinum (Zvishavane)
- Triangle United (Chiredzi)
- Tsholotsho (Tsholotsho)
- ZPC Kariba (Kariba
- How Mine (Bulawayo)
- Hwange (Hwange)
- Bantu (Bulawayo)
- Yadah (Harare)
- Shabanie (Zvishavane)
- Black Rhinos (Harare)
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Platinum||34||20||12||2||40||15||+25||72||2018 CAF Champions League|
|16||Hwange||34||10||7||17||29||38||−9||37||Relegation to 2018 Zimbabwe Division 1|
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) head-to-head away goals.
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|
Currently, the Premier Soccer League has a television deal with SuperSport who broadcast matches regularly across Africa.