Flames Captain Limbikani Mzava’s side AmaZulu made history by becoming the first team to reach the 50 points mark, their first ever points tally in the DStv Premiership history.
AmaZulu registered a 1-0 victory over third-placed Golden Arrows at Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium on Saturday.
The victory saw AmaZulu temporalily rising to top spot on the DStv Premiership log table with 50 points from 26 matches.
However, AmaZulu were displaced by defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns who defeated Orlando Pirates 3-0 yesterday.
Mzava was on the bench for the entire match as Benni McCarthy made some tactical changes to his lineup.
The Malawian was not available for his comment yesterday.
Usuthu remain unbeaten in 16 matches, won their first National Professional Soccer League title in 1972 before winning another trophy in 1992.
Sundowns are still favourites to defend the title but Mzava’s side are serious contenders this season.
Elsewhere, John Maduka’s Bloemfontein Celtic shared the spoils with Kaizer Chiefs after a 2-2 draw.
Meanwhile, Flames striker Khuda Muyaba continued his impressive form as Polokwane City FC beat Ajax Cape Town 1-0 in a second tier, National First Division, match on Saturday.
Muyaba has scored seven goals in the Glad Africa Championship this season.
Monapule Saleng of Free State Stars, Moekotsi Sekola of Jomo Cosmos and Lesvin Stoffels of Steenberg are join leaders with 10 goals each.
The Malawian was still optimistic of catching up with the leading goal scorers.
“My dream is to win the golden boot award and I will make it. I will not lose it without a fight,” the former Silver Strikers forward said.
Muyaba joined Polokwane from Silver in 2020 after winning the TNM Super League golden boot award with 21 goals, becoming the first player to reach 20-goal mark after more than a decade.
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