Pirates On Track For First Q-Innovation Win
Orlando Pirates On Course To Create Records
Orlando Pirates have a chance of winning the club's first ever PSL Q-Innovation prize.
Since the introduction of the Q-Innovation by the PSL at the start of the 2012/13 season, Pirates have never been in the running for the prize. Kaizer Chiefs were the first winners of the PSL’s Q-Innovation with their Q1 win in November 2012.
Each PSL team that wins a quarter of the Q-Innovation is rewarded with R1.5 million in prize money. The PSL’s Q-Innovation is divided into Q1 (8 games), Q2 (7 games), Q3 (8 games) and Q4 (7 games).
Polokwane City and Bidvest Wits have both also won the Q-Innovation in recent seasons, adding to Mamelodi Sundowns who have won it on numerous occasions.
Cape Town City also won it when they bagged the Q3 for the 2016/17 season. Following their impressive start to the current season under coach Milutin Sredojevic, the Buccaneers are on track to challenge for the top honours in this year’s Q1 of the Q-Innovation.
Bucs are currently third on the PSL log and are without a loss so far this season. The team has collected 11 points from three wins and two draws in their five games.
Bucs are tied on the same number of points with two other unbeaten teams in Golden Arrows and Baroka.
Depending on the results in their upcoming three games, Bucs could be on their way to finally clinching the Q-Innovation prize for the first time.
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