Professional Rhodesia and Nyasaland Football League 1961 NB: Rhodesia and Nyasaland comprised the territories of current Malawi (Nyasaland), Zambia (Northern Rhodesia) and Zimbabwe (Southern Rhodesia). Inaugural Matches [Apr 9; involving South African clubs] Salisbury XI 3-1 Nyasa United [Glamis Ground, Salisbury] City of Salisbury 2-8 Durban City [Glamis Ground, Salisbury] Bulawayo XI 0-1 Highland Park [Showgrounds, Bulawayo] NB: Salisbury XI were a combined side of Salisbury United and City of Salisbury; Bulawayo XI were a combined side of Bulawayo City and Bulawayo United; there also was an opening match at Scrivener Stadium, Kitwe Round 1 [Apr 16?] City of Lusaka 2-5 Salisbury United [Queensmead Ground, Lusaka] Round 2 [Apr 23] Nyasa United (Blantyre) 1-2 City of Lusaka [Rangeley Stadium, Blantyre] NB: Nyasa United withdrew on May 12, 1961 due to financial problems; later also Salisbury United and Salisbury City disbanded due to lack of sponsorship; the championship was abandoned. Castle Cup 1961 Semifinals Bulawayo City bt [?] City of Lusaka 2-1 Salisbury City Final [in Raylton Ground, Salisbury] Bulawayo City lt City of Lusaka Levy Cup 1961 First Leg [in Bulawayo] Southern Rhodesia 5-0 Northern Rhodesia [Laing (2), McGuigan (2), Smith] Second Leg [in Salisbury] Northern Rhodesia 4-2 Southern Rhodesia [Lawther (2), Stevenson, Simpson (og); Chalmers, Laing] NB: apparently independently, another match between regional selection was played [Scrivener Stadium, Kitwe] Northern Rhodesia 1-3 Rhodesia and Nyasaland FL XI [Pengally; Cravetti, Bresani, Thomas] Other matches 1961: City of Lusaka 4-0 Bulawayo XI Rhodesian XI 7-1 Katanga Rhodesian XI 1-3 French Congo [in Elizabethville, part of the Elizabethville International Fair]
list of champions (Malawi).
list of champions (Rhodesia/Zimbabwe).
list of champions (Zambia).
list of cup winners (Rhodesia).
Sources: [Liw 84], [ws]
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