Kaizer Chiefs beat Mamelodi Sundowns to PSL accolade

Amakhosi will face the Lions of the North in the next round of the The Ke Yona competition

Kaizer Chiefs have clinched yet another Premier Soccer League (PSL) accolade.

The Soweto giants have been announced as winners of the second quarter of the current 2019/20 PSL Q-Innovation which is commonly known as Q2.

Chiefs, who also won Q1 last month, are sitting pretty at the top of the league standings - seven points clear of their closest rivals, Mamelodi Sundowns.

“Current Absa Premiership log leaders, Kaizer Chiefs have claimed the second quarter of the 2019/20 Absa Premiership Q-Innovation."

“This is the second successive Q-Innovation victory for Kaizer Chiefs in the 2019/20 season. Kaizer Chiefs won Quarter Two with 16 points from seven fixtures. Going to the previous weekend, Bidvest Wits were the only side that stood a realistic chance of upsetting Kaizer Chiefs’ party but their 0-2 loss to Cape Town City on Saturday night ended their Q2 aspirations and paved a way for Kaizer Chiefs to claim top prize,” a PSL statement read.

The defending league champions Sundowns finished in second place in Q2, while Bidvest Wits settled for third spot.

“Before this season kicked-off in August 2019, Kaizer Chiefs had not won a Quarter since 2014/15 season – which happened to be the last time Amakhosi claimed the Absa Premiership title. Each side that wins a Quarter gets R1, 5 million in prize money. Quarter One (8 Fixtures), Quarter Two (7 Fixtures), Quarter Three (8 Fixtures), Quarter Four (7 Fixtures). The PSL congratulates Kaizer Chiefs for winning the Quarter."

“Mamelodi Sundowns finished second on the Absa Premiership Quarter Two log standings with 14 points from seven fixtures. Bidvest Wits, who came in third, also had 14 points – but scored fewer goals than Mamelodi Sundowns. Chippa United, who have been rebirthed under Zimbabwean coach Norman Mapeza were fourth with 13 points,” another statement read.