Absa Premiership

Sundowns claim Q1 prize

2014-02-10 14:29
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Johannesburg - Following their 1-0 victory against Orlando Pirates on Saturday night, Mamelodi Sundowns were crowned winners of the Absa Premiership Quarter One.

According to the supersport.com website, Mamelodi Sundowns won Q-Innovation’s first Quarter with 17 points. Orlando Pirates can still reach 16 points in the last match of the Quarter, but Sundowns are now beyond reach and will walk away with the R1.5 million prize.

Since the introduction of Q-Innovation last season, Mamelodi Sundowns have never won a Quarter before Saturday night. Only Kaizer Chiefs and Platinum Stars have claimed Q-Innovation prizes (Kaizer Chiefs have won three quarters while Platinum Stars have won two).

Before the weekend, SuperSport United were on top of the Q1 log with 15 points from eight games. They were followed by Moroka Swallows with the same number of points but an inferior goal deference.

However, Saturday night’s victory against Orlando Pirates parachuted the Brazilians to the summit of Q1 with 17 points. A lot was at stake when Sundowns took on Orlando Pirates as the winner was guaranteed top honours in the Quarter.

PSL CEO, Brand de Villiers said: “On Saturday we watched an exciting game of football between two teams that showed hunger and determination. At the end of the day, Mamelodi Sundowns emerged victorious and also claimed this Quarter. We would like to congratulate them on winning the Absa Premiership Quarter One. Under Pitso Mosimane, we have seen Sundowns play good quality football and this is just reward for them.”

De Villiers added: “When Q-Innovation was introduced, the Chairman of the League Dr Khoza said this initiative would create buzz and excitement. In the lead-up to the game on Saturday, I could sense that excitement in both the social and printed media.”

Mamelodi Sundowns will be presented with the R1.5 million cheque. The PSL will advise on the date and venue.

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