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.
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.
The League congratulates Orlando Pirates for this achievement. The Club walks away with R1.5 million prize money.
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)
*Ed Note: The announcement of the Absa Premiership Q1 winners had to be delayed to allow SuperSport United, who had a mathematical chance of winning Q1, to complete their quota of matches.