Pirates claim first Q-Innovation win
ORLANDO Pirates have won their first ever Absa Premiership Q-Innovation quarterly award after they were declared Quarter Three (Q3) winners for the 2017/18 season. The club walks away with R1.5 million prize money.
This follows an impressive run for Orlando Pirates which has seen amongst the contenders for the Absa Premiership title this season – currently sitting second on the Absa Premiership log.
Since the inception of the Q-Innovation in 2012, Orlando Pirates has never won the Q-Innovation– until now.
They won the Quarter (Q3) with 19 points from eight matches: six victories, one draw and one loss.
Bidvest Wits were second on the log – one-point shy from the top with 18 points from the same number of games played by Q3 winners.
Current log leaders and Quarter Two (2017/18) winners Mamelodi Sundowns finished third with 15 points also from eight games. – psl. co.za Q-innovation Fact Sheets:
Each side that wins a Quarter gets R1,5 million in prize money. Quarter One (8 Fixtures), Quarter Two (7 Fixtures), Quarter Three (8 Fixtures), Quarter Four (7 Fixtures).
2017/18 Season Winners:
Baroka FC won Absa Premiership Quarter One Mamelodi Sundowns won Absa Premiership Quarter Two with 13 points from seven matches. Orlando Pirates won Absa Premiership Quarter Three with 18 points.
Bidvest Wits won Absa Premiership Quarter One Mamelodi Sundowns won Absa Premiership Quarter Two Cape Town City won Absa Premiership Quarter Three Polokwane City won Absa Premiership Quarter Four
Bidvest Wits won Absa Premiership 2015/16 Quarter 1 (19 Points, 8 games) Mamelodi Sundowns won Absa Premiership 2015/16 Quarter 2 (19 points, 7 games) Mamelodi Sundowns won Quarter Three (19 points) Mamelodi Sundowns won Quarter Four (16 points – with a game in hand)
Kaizer Chiefs won 2014/15 Absa Premiership Quarter 1 and Quarter 4
Polokwane City claimed Quarter 2 top honours (2014/15 season) Mamelodi Sundowns won Quarter 3 (2014/15 season)