Leaders Chiefs confirmed Q1 winners

Top-of-the-log Kaizer Chiefs have won the 2019/20 Absa Premiership Q-Innovation Q1, the first quarter victory for Amakhosi in four seasons.

Chiefs have not won a Quarter since the 2014/15 season, which happens to be the last time the club claimed the Absa Premiership title. In that season, Chiefs won both Q1 and Q4.

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This season, they claim the top spot with 19 points from eight fixtures – two points clear of close rivals Mamelodi Sundowns, who finished second in the quarter with 17 points from the same number of matches.

Each side that wins a Quarter gets R1.5-million in prize money. Q1 comprises of eight fixtures, Q2 (7 fixtures), Q3 (8 fixtures), Q4 (7 fixtures).

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The PSL congratulates Kaizer Chiefs for their impressive form.

Although the point difference on the current log standings show a lopsided contest at the moment, the battle for top spot in Q1 was closer than many think.

Sundowns and Bidvest Wits pushed Chiefs to the end while the likes of Highlands Park, SuperSport United and Polokwane City quietly went about their business, also finishing inside the top six bracket.

Q-Innovation History

2018/19:
- Bidvest Wits won Q1 with 16 points from eight matches.
- Mamelodi Sundowns won Q2 with 17 points from seven matches.
- Cape Town City won Q3 with 18 points from eight matches.
- Orlando Pirates won Q4.

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2017/18:
- Baroka won Q1.
- Mamelodi Sundowns won Q2 with 13 points from seven matches.
- Orlando Pirates won Q3 with 18 points.
- Mamelodi Sundowns won Q4.

2016/17:
- Bidvest Wits won Q1.
- Mamelodi Sundowns won Q2.
- Cape Town City won Q3.
- Polokwane City won Q4.

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2015/16:
- Bidvest Wits won Q1 with 19 points from eight matches.
- Mamelodi Sundowns won Q2 with 19 points from seven matches.
- Mamelodi Sundowns won Q3 with 19 points from eight matches.
- Mamelodi Sundowns won Q4 with 16 points from seven matches.

2014/15:
- Kaizer Chiefs won Q1 and Q4/
- Polokwane City claimed Q2.
- Mamelodi Sundowns won Q3.

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