Relegation-threatened AmaZulu FC ended their seven-match winless streak by beating SuperSport United 2-0 in an Absa Premiership match played at the King Zwelithini Stadium in Durban on Saturday evening.

The hosts went ahead in the 13th minute when midfielder Ovidy Karuru played veteran striker Siyabonga Nomvethe through, who beat SuperSport No 1 Reyaad Pieterse with a superb effort.

On the stroke of half-time, AmaZulu doubled their lead, when goalkeeper Pieterse tried to clear the ball to his team-mate Dean Furman, but his pass found an AmaZulu player, with Karuru then slotting the ball home.

SuperSport had an excellent chance to get back into the match in the 61st minute, when they were awarded a penalty after AmaZulu goalkeeper Siyabonga Mbatha brought down Kingston Nkhatha but the gloveman made amends by saving the spot kick.

In fact, it was Mbatha’s night as he pulled off classy second half saves from efforts sent goal-wards by Grant Mokoena and Nkhatha.

SuperSport coach Eric Tinkler will have some serious questions for his defence and goalkeeper to answer, with the Tshwane-based club now having conceded more goals that they have scored in league action this season.

The win takes AmaZulu to 18 points from 16 games, with their next league outings set to be a home match against Bloemfontein Celtic on Wednesday.

SuperSport remain on 20 points from 16 games, and will host Polokwane City in their next league outing on Tuesday night.

Meanwhile, starlet Lyle Foster scored a goal to save the point for Orlando Pirates after newly-signed Zimbabwean striker Dominic Chungwa put Polokwane City ahead at Orlando Stadium.  The match ended with 1-0.