Cape Town - 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 them as one of 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 Club walks away with R1.5 million in 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 the Absa Premiership Quarter One
- Mamelodi Sundowns won the Absa Premiership Quarter Two with 13 points from seven matches.
- Orlando Pirates won the Absa Premiership Quarter Three with 18 points.