PIRATES CLAIM FIRST EVER 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.

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.

2016/17 Season:

  • 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

2015/16 Season:

  • 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)

2014/15 Season

  • 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)

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