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#Baroka claim Premiership Quarter One and R1.5 million prize


Early Christmas present for football side.

Baroka FC. Photo: Chris Ricco/BackpagePix

Baroka FC, the side that surprised many by going to the top of the Absa Premiership log standings in the early stages of the 2017/18 season, have been rewarded for their efforts.

They have been declared as the Absa Premiership Quarter One winners.

They won Q1 with 16 points – beating Mamelodi Sundowns and SuperSport United who finished second and third. Mamelodi Sundowns finished with 15 points tied with SuperSport United but the former enjoyed a superior goal difference.

In the first quarter, Baroka FC won four matches and drew the same number of games without tasting defeat.

Baroka FC will receive R1.5 million for winning Quarter One. This is the first Q-Innovation victory for Baroka FC since the inception of the Premiership quarterly awards. – ANA

Q-innovation fact sheets

Each side that wins a Quarter gets R1.5 million in prize-money

Quarter One (eight fixtures), Quarter Two (seven fixtures), Quarter Three (eight fixtures), Quarter Four (seven fixtures)

Last season’s (2016/17) winners

Bidvest Wits won Quarter One

Mamelodi Sundowns won Quarter Two

Cape Town City won Quarter Three

Polokwane City won Quarter Four