Kaizer Chiefs have ended a seven-match winless streak after they beat AmaZulu during their DStv Premiership clash at the Kings Park Stadium. With that victory, Chiefs are now equal on points with Usuthu on ten points.
The Naturena-based side were flirting with the relegation spots as they started the match in the 14th position on the log.
They had only won one match with four draws and four losses.
AmaZulu on the other hand were in better form than their visitors.
They came into this match sitting comfortably on the 10th spot on the log. They won two, drew four and lost three.
Chiefs made four changes from the team that lost to Maritzburg United. They welcomed back striker Samir Nurkovic who was playing in only his second premiership match after a long injury layoff.
The Serbian striker punished AmaZulu after a defensive lapse as Chiefs led one-nil in the eleventh minute.
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In the second half, AmaZulu pushed more players upfront and were unlucky not to have equalised.
Usuthu Coach Benni McCarthy made several changes upfront as well as in the middle of the park.
However, Chiefs held on for their dear lives as they recorded only their second victory after ten matches this season.
In other games on Wednesday, SuperSport United beat Bloemfontein Celtic 2-1 in a DStv Premiership match played at the Lucas Moripe Stadium.
SuperSport are second on the log but share the same number of points 22 with third place Swallows FC who are third on the log.
Orlando Pirates beat TTM 3-0 in Thohoyandou Stadium. Their win means that they have leapfrogged from 6th to fourth place on the log with 17 points after ten matches.