Neha Patil

2016 Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League

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Season  2016
2017 CAF Champions League  CAPS United
Goals scored  450 (1.88 per match)
Champions  CAPS United
Matches played  240
2016 Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League
Relegated  Border Strikers Chapungu United Mutare City Tsholotsho

The 2016 Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League is the 37th season of top-tier football in Zimbabwe. The season began on 1 April 2016 when How Mine took on newly promoted Bulawayo City at White City Stadium. CAPS United won their fifth league championship and first in 11 years.



A total of 16 teams are contesting the league, including 12 sides from the 2015 season and four promoted from the 2015 Zimbabwe Division 1, Border Strikers, Bulawayo City, Mutare City Rovers and Ngezi Platinum. On the other hand, Buffaloes, Dongo Sawmills, Flame Lilly and Wha Wha were the last four teams of the 2015 season and will play in the Zimbabwe Division 1 for the 2016 season. Chicken Inn are the defending champions from the 2015 season.

League table

Updated to games played on 26 November 2016.
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
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
1 Mutare City were docked 3 points for playing ineligible player Kudakwashe Gurure.

Result table

All teams play in a double round robin system (home and away).

Updated to games played on 26 November 2016.
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Positions by round

Last updated: 26 November 2016
Source: Soccerway

Top scorers

As of 26 November 2016


  • First goal of the season: Pascal Manhanga for How Mine against Bulawayo City (3 April 2016)
  • References

    2016 Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League Wikipedia

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