Botswana Premier League


Botswana Premier League
Botswana Premier League
Countries Botswana
Confederation CAF
Founded 1966
Number of teams 16
Levels on pyramid 1
Relegation to Botswana First Division
Domestic cup(s) FA Challenge Cup
Botswana Independence Cup
Orange Kabelano Charity Cup
International cup(s) Champions League
Confederation Cup
Current champions Township Rollers
(2011)
Most championships Township Rollers (10)

The Botswana Premier League is the highest division in football in Botswana. The league has existed since 1966. The championship initially called MLO Cup. The first edition 1966, with participants including Tlokweng Pirates, Notwane, Black Peril, Queens Park Rangers and a team from Ngwaketse district.

The league has always been dominated by the teams that are based south of Dibete or at the southern part of the country until the 2007/2006 season when Ecco City made history by becoming the first team from the north to lift the lucrative competition. The league is sponsored by a mobile phone operator Be Mobile to the tune of 24 million pula. After the ABSA premiership in South Africa, the Be Mobile league is the seond highest sponsored league in the COSAFA region.

Contents

Botswana Premier League - Clubs 2011/12

Club City / Town
Botswana Defence Force XI Gaborone
Botswana Meat Commission Lobatse
ECCO City Greens Francistown
Extension Gunners Lobatse
FC Satmos Selebi Phikwe
Gaborone United Gaborone
Miscellaneous Serowe
Mochudi Centre Chiefs Mochudi
Mogoditshane Fighters Mogoditshane
Motlakase Power Dynamos Palapye
Nico United Selebi-Phikwe
Notwane Gaborone
Police XI Otse
TAFIC Francistown
Township Rollers Gaborone
Uniao Flamengo Santos Gabane

Relegated in 2009/10

  • Boteti Young Fighters (Orapa)
  • Jwaneng Comets Magakabe (Jwaneng)
  • Killer Giants (Ramotswa)

Season 2010-11

1.Township Rollers F.C. (Gaborone)         30 24  4  2 79-24 76  Champions
2.Mochudi Centre Chiefs (Mochudi)          30 19  8  3 80-24 65
3.ECCO City Green (Francistown)            30 16  7  7 54-44 55
4.Gaborone United (Gaborone)               30 14  7  9 47-36 49
5.Botswana Defence Force XI (Mogoditshane) 30 14  6 10 43-40 48
6.Nico United (Selebi Phikwe)              30 14  6 10 53-55 48
7.Uniao Flamengo Santos FC (Gaborone)      30 14  4 12 53-52 46
8.Botswana Meat Commission F.C. (Lobatse)  30 11  9 10 49-40 42
9.Police XI (Otse)                         30 11  7 12 36-42 40
10.TAFIC (Francistown)                     30  9 10 11 34-42 37
11.Notwane F.C. (Gaborone)                 30  9  9 12 42-46 36
12.Extension Gunners (Lobatse)             30 10  4 16 36-47 34
13.Miscellaneous Serowe F.C. (Serowe)      30  6  8 16 38-60 26
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14.Motlakase Power Dynamos (Palapye)       30  5  9 16 37-58 24
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15.TASC FC (Francistown)                   30  5  9 16 27-51 24  Relegated
16.Black Peril FC (Tlokweng)               30  4  3 23 32-79 15  Relegated

Previous champions

Previous champions are:[1]

Performance By Club

Club City Titles Last Title
Township Rollers Gaborone 11 2011
Botswana Defence Force XI Gaborone 7 2004
Gaborone United Gaborone 6 2009
Mogoditshane Fighters Gaborone 4 2003
Extension Gunners Lobatse 3 1994
Notwane PG Gaborone 3 1998
Mochudi Centre Chiefs Mochudi 1 2008
ECCO City Greens Francistown 1 2007
Police XI Otse 1 2006

Topscorers

Year Best scorers Team Goals
2005/06 Botswana Malepa "Chippa" Bolelang ECCO City Greens 24
2006/07 Botswana Pontsho ‘Piro’ Moloi Mochudi Centre Chiefs 22
2007/08 Zimbabwe Master Masitara
Botswana Jerome Ramatlhakwane
Nico United
Mochudi Centre Chiefs
18
2008/09 Zimbabwe Master Masitara Nico United 27
2008/09 Zimbabwe Terrence Mandaza Township Rollers 31

Botswana Premier League Player of the Season

Year Player of the Season Team
2005/06 Botswana Moemedi "Jomo" Moatlhaping Township Rollers
2006/07 Botswana Malepa "Chippa" Bolelang ECCO City Greens
2007/08 Botswana Oteng "Limkokwing" Moalosi Mochudi Centre Chiefs
2008/09 Joel Phetogo Gaborone United
2009/10 Botswana Kabelo Dambe Township Rollers

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