South Africa 1978

NPSL

Final Table:           

 1.Lusitano                34  29   1   4 119-26  59  (B)  Champions
 2.Wits University         34  26   2   6  80-21  54  (A)
 3.Arcadia Shepherds       34  22   9   3  89-22  53  (B)
 4.Kaizer Chiefs           34  21  10   3  63-18  52  (A)
 5.Highlands Park          34  24   4   6  87-29  52  (A)
 6.Witbank Black Aces      34  23   6   5  88-41  52  (A)
 7.Pretoria Callies        34  19  11   4  49-27  49  (B)
 8.Benoni United           34  23   3   8  72-41  49  (A)
 9.Moroka Swallows         34  17   8   9  65-44  42  (B)
10.Orlando Pirates         34  13  13   8  42-28  39  (B)
11.Imperial Callies        34  13  10  11  48-43  36  (B)  Relegated
12.Vaal Professionals      34   9  12  13  46-53  30  (B)
13.Colchester United       34  11   8  15  49-61  30  (A)  Relegated
14.Leicester City          34  10   8  16  37-52  28  (B)  Relegated
15.Bloemfontein Celtic     34  10   8  16  53-80  28  (A)  Relegated
16.AmaZulu                 34  11   5  18  42-51  27  (A)
17.Welkom Real Hearts      34   8   8  18  34-43  24  (B)
18.Pilkington United Bros. 34   8   7  19  40-63  23  (B)  Relegated
19.Moroka Lions            34   9   3  22  50-79  21  (A)  Relegated
20.African Wanderers       34   6   8  20  31-73  20  (B)
21.Sobantu Manchester Utd. 34   5   9  20  31-69  19  (A)  Relegated
22.Lamontville Golden Arr. 34   5   5  24  25-75  15  (A)  Relegated
23.Bush Bucks              34   4   6  24  26-83  14  (A)  Relegated
24.Mangaung United         34   2   5  27  17-124  9  (B)  Relegated

[*] Germiston Callies were renamed Imperial Callies during the
    season

NB: 9 more wins than losses; odd number of draws; total goal
    difference +37

NB: league was divided into two zones of 12 clubs each (marked
    (A) and (B) in the above table; apparently each club played
    those of the same zone twice and those of the opposite zone
    once; relegation criteria are not clear.

Added to NPSL in 1979: Hellenic, Durban City, Cape Town City
                       and Dynamos

FPL

FPL - First Division 

Table:           
  
 1.Durban City             26  20   5   1  69-12  45  Champions
 2.Suburbs United          25  15   5   5  48-27  34  [*]
 3.Dynamos                 25  13   7   5  42-24  33
 4.Cape Town Spurs         25  15   3   7  46-29  33
 5.East London United      26   9  11   6  33-27  29
 6.Bluebells United        24   8   8   8  31-35  24
 7.Maritzburg United       26  10   3  13  34-46  23
 8.Berea                   24   7   7  10  26-37  21
 9.Glenville               26   9   3  14  34-49  21
10.Swaraj                  26   6   9  11  31-45  21
11.Manning Rangers         26   7   6  13  34-45  20
12.Port Elizabeth United   25   5   9  11  26-38  19
13.African Wanderers       26   6   5  15  24-41  17
14.Berea Park              26   4   7  15  20-44  15

NB: total goal difference -1

[*] Durban United were renamed Suburbs United at the end of
    the 1977 season after being sold to Verulam Suburbs
   
After the season, Durban City and Dynamos joined the NPSL.


FPL - Second Division 

Table:           

 1.Troyeville              26  19   4   3 100-23  42
 2.Bosmont Chelsea         26  18   3   5  67-37  39
 3.Manchester United       26  16   5   5  92-36  37
 4.Berea Albion            26  17   3   6  72-34  37
 5.Botafogo                24  15   3   6  50-34  33
 6.Newcastle               26  11   7   8  58-54  29
 7.Benoni Celtic           26  12   2  12  61-59  26
 8.Cedar Park              26  10   1  15  58-59  21
 9.Noord Manchester        25   9   2  14  44-52  20
10.Laudium United          25   8   3  14  56-65  19
11.Pretorians              26   7   5  14  32-72  19
12.Celtic                  26   6   4  16  38-94  16
13.Germiston City          26   4   6  16  30-82  14
14.D'Alberton Callies      26   3   2  21  37-97   8

NB: total goal difference -3

1977.

1979.

list of champions.

list of cup winners.


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Source: [Raa 02], Durban City FC

Prepared and maintained by Jan Schoenmakers for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation

Author: Jan Schoenmakers
Last updated: 19 Aug 2010

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