Zimbabwean Knowledge Musona scored his first goal of the South African season Saturday to help Kaizer Chiefs defeat Maritzburg United 2-0 in the Premiership.
Musona is on loan from German Bundesliga club Hoffenheim and fired blanks in three league and two cup games before facing modest Maritzburg at Soccer City stadium.
But after being thwarted by the speed and bravery of United goalkeeper Shu-aib Walters early on, he ended his goal drought in the 37th minute.
A deflected Siphiwe Tshabalala drive cannoned back off the base of the post and the inrushing Musona netted with a fierce shot that flew in off the underside of the crossbar.
The goal set defending champions Chiefs on the way to a comfortable win after a draw with Moroka Swallows and a loss to SuperSport United in their previous two league games.
It also completed a productive week for Musona, who scored the first goal for Zimbabwe in a 2-1 friendly triumph over South Africa last Tuesday in another Soweto stadium.
The 23-year-old Zimbabwean, who finished as leading Premiership scorer in a previous spell at Chiefs, was withdrawn in the second half with a stomach muscle injury.
Chiefs clinched maximum points on 75 minutes when a Reneilwe Letsholonyane shot rebounded off the post and substitute George Lebese made no mistake from close range.
A Maritzburg side coached by German Ernst Middendorp offered little going forward with a narrowly off-target header from midfielder Rheece Evans the closest they came to scoring.
Chiefs are fifth after four outings with seven points -- two less than pacesetters SuperSport, who are away to promoted Mpumalanga Black Aces Sunday.
Massa wonder goal completes Pretoria University win
Pretoria University newcomer Geoffrey Massa, kicked out of the Uganda FIFA World Cup™ squad this month for being 'unfit', laid an early claim for goal of the season with a brilliant free-kick.
His fierce shot from well outside the box flew past Cameroon-born Bloemfontein Celtic goalkeeper Patrick Tignyemb in the 18th minute to complete a 2-0 home victory.
Malawi goal poacher Atusaye Nyondo had put Pretoria ahead two minutes earlier and the home side easily contained a second-half Celtic comeback for a first win of the season.
Durban-based AmaZulu made it three wins in four outings as they ended the unbeaten record of Swallows with a 1-0 win courtesy of a Bongani Ndulula goal.
Gangling Ndulula struck midway through the opening half at Moses Mabhida Stadium, applying the final touch after Nkosinathi Mthiyane dribbled past two defenders.
Malawi and Platinum Stars midfielder Robert Nga'mbi came close to ending the deadlock during the second half in a drab 0-0 stalemate at Free State Stars.
Compatriot Robin Ngalande was the match-winner for Wits University Friday, scoring six minutes after half-time to deliver a 1-0 home win over struggling Ajax Cape Town.