Elsewhere there were big wins for both Ajax Cape Town and Bidvest Wits. Wits kicked off the round with a resounding 3-0 thrashing of Moroka Swallows. Wits dominated the clash, scoring their goals through Jabulani Shongwe in the 36 th minute, Buhle Mkhwanazi in the 60 th minute and Vincent Pule in the 66th minute.
At the Princess Magogo Stadium in Durban, under much pressure, AmaZulu finally delivered a win against Bloemfontein Celtics. Earlier this year AmaZulu coach Craig Rosslee was relieved of his duties after having overseen seven Absa Premiership matches without a victory. Assistant coach Wilfred Mugeyi was put in charge. It looked to be the same story for them as they were 2-0 down by the 79th minute against Celtics after Dumisani Zuma and Vuyani Ntanga both scored either side of half-time. Marc van Heerden of AmaZulu restored a glimpse of hope as he scored in the 81 st minute of the game. Khulekani Madondo scored for AmaZulu again two minutes later to send the game into extra time, where Bornwell Mwape snatched the win from Bloemfontein Celtics in the 93rd minute.
Meanwhile the Chiefs train continued to steam on as they edged out Maritzburg United 1-0 after Bernard Parker chested in the only goal of the game in the 15 th minute at FNB Stadium.
In Pretoria, Dove Wome netted the only goal in the 80 th minute to help SuperSport United beat Free State Stars 1-0 at the Lucas Moripe Stadium.
At Loftus Versveld, Elias Pelembe scored a brilliant individual goal in extra time to hand Sundowns a 2-1 win over AmaTuks in the Tshwane derby. The match ended 1-1 after goals by Tebogo Langerman in the 36th minute and Geofrey Massa in the 76th minute.
Reigning Champions Platinum Stars had to rely on an 85 th minute own goal from Chippa United captain James Okwuosa to win 1-0 at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg.
Orlando Pirates also scraped through 2-1 against Polokwane City, who had taken a surprise earl y lead through Tokelo Langa in the 15th minute. An Issa Sarr header levelled the game three minutes later before Thabo Qalinge’s goal in the 68th minute turned out to be the winner at the Orlando Stadium.
Finally, Ajax Cape Town were runaway winners over Mpumalanga Black Aces. They won 3-0 thanks to a brace from Thabiso Nkoana (who scored in the 6 th and 18th minutes of the game) and a goal from Abubaker