About BPL

About Us

The Botswana Premier League is the Commercial Wing of Botswana Football Association.

The league has existed since 1966. The championship initially called MLO Cup. The first edition 1966, with participants including Tlokweng Pirates, Notwane, Black Peril, Queens Park Rangers and a team from Ngwaketse district.

The league has always been dominated by the teams that are based south of Dibete or at the southern part of the country until the 2006/2007 season when Ecco City made history by becoming the first team from the north to lift the lucrative competition.

The league is sponsored by a mobile phone operator Be Mobile to the tune of 30 million pula.

After the ABSA premiership in South Africa, the beMobile league is the second highest sponsored league in the COSAFA region.

The league has continued to grow in leaps and bounds as shown by the increasing number of foreign players in the BPL.