Bucs break Q-Innovation duck

Pirates marched to the Q-3 crown by collecting 18 points from the eight-game segment, with Bidvest Wits (18 points) and Mamelodi Sundowns (15) coming in second and third respectively.

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The Buccaneers had never previously picked up the quarterly accolade since its inception back in 2012, but coach Micho Sredojevic and his technical team have done a sterling job in refurbishing the ship.

Their impressive run also sees the club currently in second position – four points adrift of log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns, on course for a massive improvement from their 11th-placed finish last season.

"The League congratulates Orlando Pirates for this achievement. The Club walks away with R1.5 million prize money," read a statement from the PSL.

Baroka and Sundowns have previously won the prize for Q-1 and Q-2 respectively this season.

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