This decision was taken at the National Soccer League's Board of Governors meeting held in Sandton on Saturday.
According to a report the PSL's website, other decisions affecting the NFD from the 2011-2012 season include:
• NFD teams to field five South African born under 23 players at all times during NFD matches. • NFD teams allowed a maximum of three foreign players only
Regarding the relegation and promotion of teams from PSL to NFD and vice versa, the winner of the NFD from 2011/12 season will gain automatic promotion to the PSL.
The team that finishes 16th in Absa Premiership will face automatic relegation.
The team that finishes 15th in the Absa Premiership along with the teams that finish 2nd and 3rd in the NFD will play in a round robin format to determine who gets to play in the PSL.
It was also decided that the NFD Inland and Coastal streams for the 2010/2011 season will be finalized and confirmed at the next Executive Committee meeting later this month.