PSL, NFD split confirmed
Johannesburg - The National Soccer League (NSL) has confirmed a split between the Premier Soccer League (PSL) and the National First Division (NFD), which will now operate as a stand-alone entity.
The NSL, which oversees professional soccer in South Africa, including the Absa Premiership and top-flight cup competitions, said on Thursday the 2012/13 NFD season would kick off on September 14.
The organisation had previously suspended the second-tier fixtures for the new campaign.
"Today's special general meeting (SGM) affirmed the decision adopted at the SGM on August 1 to make the NFD a stand-alone league," the NSL said in a statement.
"Subsequently, a sub-committee of six members has been formed to oversee the stand-alone process of the NFD."
The NSL had said earlier in August that "members agreed that the NFD should be a stand-alone league in an effort to make it more viable as an attractive brand."