Kaizer Chiefs had fewer shots and less than one third of the possession but banked a second consecutive league win.
Chiefs moved up to eighth place, still 13 points behind Mamelodi Sundowns, after a 2-1 win over Cape Town City FC.
Despite having 28% possession and seven shots compared to City’s 16, Gavin Hunt’s men were able to snatch victory.
Key to the victory was the return of Samir Nurkovic, who bagged an assist.
“It felt fantastic to be on the field after a long time, after surgery and four months of recovery and now I’m finally back on the field and really happy,” he said.
“The doctors and technical team helped me [to regain fitness] in that four-month process of recovery, so two months it was just easy sessions.
“After that with physios, we prepared so that I can feel better so that when I return to the field I can give one hundred percent.”
Hunt bemoamed his side’s congested fixture list.
“No one has a programme like us, we went to Cameroon, come back we have a game in two days’ time, you could see they never played on Wednesday, they had more energy. We played Wednesday, back up and down and it takes a toll on a small squad like us,” said Hunt.
“What we gotta do is try to get through the period and try do do better, they are good football side, they play, we had to dig in and that’s all we can do.”
Chiefs go again tonight when they host TTM, a side in turmoil with a number of players alleging the club owes them outstanding wages.
In the meantime, they have dropped to 15 and are without a win in their last five matches.