SuperSport.com takes a look back at some of the events which highlighted the first half of the season.
Zanaco finished as mid-season champions with 33 points and they were closely followed by Zesco United who amassed 32 while defending champions Power Dynamos finished in third place with 28.
Indeni finished at the bottom with nine points replacing National Assembly who before the appointment of Muhammed Fathy had never won a match under Wesley Mondo.
Top Goal Scorers
If there is one area where there have been difficulties collecting data, it is the number of goals that have been scored by individual players.
Case in point is where three players from Power Dynamos appeared on the MTN/FAZ Super League top-ten scorers chart when only one of them ought to.
Gravin Chitalu, Mukuka Mulenga and Felix Nyaende are all prolific strikers but their goal tallies in the first half of league include goals that were scored in the Charity Shield and the Orange CAF Champions League at the start of the season.
If we take away those goals, Chitalu has scored five goals in the league instead of eight. The other three goals were scored in the Charity Shield where he grabbed a hat trick. Mukuka Mulenga and Felix Nyaende fall out of the top ten after we take away the goals from the CAF Champions League.
Here below are the top ten goal scorers at the half way point of the season:
1) Jackson Mwanza (Zesco United) 7
2) Mwape Musonda (Konkola Mine Police) 7
3) Linos Chalwe (Napsa Stars) 6
4) Bornwell Mwape (Nchanga Rangers) 5
5) Lewis Macha (Zanaco FC) 5
6)Gravin Chitalu (Power Dynamos) 5
7)Chileshe Kabwe (Konkola Blades) 5
8)Reynold Kampamba (Nkana FC) 5
9)Patson Kaimana (Nakambala Leopards) 5
10) Lubinda Mundia (Red Arrows) 4
Players Banned By Fifa
One of the lows of the first half of the 2012 season was the extension globally of a ban of Zambian players who had been convicted of a match-fixing in Finland. The ban was effected on 30th April 2012 and is set to end on 5th April 2013.
The players who were affected by global ban are:
1) Godfrey Chibanga
2) Chileshe Chibwe
3) Stephen Kunda
4) Christopher Musonda
5) Chanda Mwaba
6) Nchimunya Mweetwa
7) Francis Kombe
8) Dominic Yobe
9) Donewell Yobe
There were seven managerial changes at various clubs in the first half of the MTN/FAZ Super League:
OUT : Fordson Kabole
IN : Beston Chambeshi
OUT : Wesley Mondo
IN : Muhammed Fathy
Konkola Mine Police
OUT : Godfrey Siame
IN : Masautso Mwale
OUT : Chris Chibuye
IN : Bruce Mwape
OUT : Bruce Mwape
OUT: Emmanuel Siwale
IN : Danny Bwalya
OUT : Justin Chinama
IN : George Chikokola