Absa Premiership

Orlando Pirates claim first ever Q-Innovation quarter win

Luvuyo Memela (Gallo Images)
Luvuyo Memela (Gallo Images)

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.

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