Gabadinho Mhango helped Bidvest Wits to move to the top of the table, above Cape Town City on goal difference, with a 2-1 win over Orlando Pirates at the Orlando Stadium.
Mhango put the Students in front when he took advantage of some indecisive defending to force his way in the box before firing a clinical shot into the top corner.
Instead, the Pirates were to concede a second goal when Mhango rose superbly in the box to head home a corner two minutes into first-half added time.
Mhango may well have added a third 10 minutes after half-time when James Keene headed the ball into his path, but he was tentative in front of goal and lost possession.
Mhango’s two goals in the 29th and 45th minute painted a picture of Pirates’ dereliction of their defensive duties.
Pirates pushed for the equaliser but a nightmarish mistake from Mabokgwane led to his side being reduced to 10 men.
Mhango ended up to be man-of-the-match after brilliant tactics he displayed to grant Wits the victory.