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The Premier Soccer League (PSL) is a national sports association responsible for administering the two professional football divisions in South Africa: the South African Premier Division and National First Division.
The PSL was created following an agreement between the National Soccer League and the remnants of the National Professional Soccer League (NPSL).
The association acts as a governing body and competition organiser. The PSL is affiliated to the South African Football Association (SAFA) but SAFA does not govern the PSL competitions. The National First Division (NFD) is the second-highest league of South African club football. Teams that are relegated from the PSL organised divisions compete in the SAFA Second Division.
The Premier Soccer League sell the naming rights of their competitions to a title sponsor. The PSL organise the following competitions:
They had previously organised Charity Cup, a one-day, four team, season opening cup, which ran from 1986 to 2010. The Baymed Cup was open to First Division sides, but the competition was terminated after one edition in 2006.
Licenses to participate in the League of Legends Championship Series can be bought and sold on the free market. In August 2002, the PSL bought two Premier Division licences, from the owners of Ria Stars F.C. and Free State Stars F.C., the PSL dissolved the license to ease fixture congestion and reduce their own costs by 400k ZAR per month as each top-tier club received 200k ZAR on a monthly basis from the PSL. million ZAR. The two clubs had differing fates, Ria Stars never appeared again whilst Free State Stars bought the league license from Maholosiane F.C., a team participating in the National First Division in the 2002-03 season and earned promotion to the top tier in the 2003-04 season.The two clubs were purchased for 8
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