Kaizer Chiefs built a three-point lead at the top with a 1-0 win over bottom club Golden Arrows, while Soweto rivals Orlando Pirates finally climbed off the bottom with a second win within four days.
Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt and a handful of other teams secured qualification for the final round of African qualifiers for Brazil 2014, but many groups are open with one matchday left to play.
Nigeria waited until the last minute of stoppage time to secure a 1-1 draw with Kenya in African FIFA World Cup™ qualifying, while Côte d'Ivoire beat Gambia 3-0 and Burkina Faso won 4-0 against Niger.
Unbeaten league leaders Kaizer Chiefs once again found knockout football not to their liking Friday, making a first-round exit from the South African League Cup after losing 3-2 at Bidvest Wits.
Bernard Parker raised his goal tally to seven from five league matches as Kaizer Chiefs defeated Bidvest Wits 3-1 to go five points clear at the top of the South African Premiership.
Kaizer Chiefs kicked off the South African league season with a 6-0 romp, while Union Douala have won six matches on the trot in Cameroon.