Cape Town - Premier
Soccer League Chief Executive, Brand de Villiers has heaped praises on
top-of-the log Absa Premiership side, Bidvest Wits after they were crowned as
the Absa Premiership Q-Innovation Quarter One (Q1) winners.
Bidvest Wits’ 3-1 victory against Jomo Cosmos at the Bidvest Stadium in
Johannesburg on Sunday evening.
The triumph parachuted the ‘Clever Boys’ to the
top of Q1 log ahead of Platinum Stars and MP Black Aces – the two clubs who
have also made strong bids to claim Q1 top honours.
Bidvest Wits, who have 19
points from eight matches, will take home R1, 5 million in prize money.
“It is through their consistency in the Absa Premiership that Bidvest
Wits have been able to win Quarter One," De Villiers said.
"They have played good football and this
accolade is well deserved. We would like to congratulate the club management
including, club chairman, the players, coach Gavin Hunt and the supporters for
achieving this feat.”
“By all indications, we are in for an interesting season in the Absa
Premiership more especially in the championship race.
"We have many clubs who
have already raised their hand this season through an impressive start. This is
good for our league and also for supporters.”
This is the
first time that Bidvest Wits has won the Q-Innovation since inception during
the 2012/13 season.