AmaZulu have significantly boosted their chances of avoiding relegation with a much-needed 1-0 Premiership victory over fellow strugglers Black Leopards at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday.
With these crucial three points‚ Usuthu moved to thirteenth spot on the standings and they will be going all-out to avoid slip-ups in their remaining two matches against Stellenbosch FC and Highlands Park.
For Leopards‚ while they live to fight for another day‚ this defeat‚ their second in a row‚ leaves them in serious danger as they have dropped to third from the bottom with only two points separating them from Polokwane City at the basement.
Leopards may be pushed further down on the log on Sunday afternoon if Baroka FC get all the three points against title-chasing Mamelodi Sundowns at Dobsonville Stadium.
In their two remaining matches‚ Leopards are scheduled to play against Bidvest Wits‚ who have ambitions of a top three finish‚ and Sundowns who are involved in a two-horse race for the league title with Kaizer Chiefs.