Flames striker Atusaye Nyondo finally ended his goal drought on Saturday night when he snatched a late winner for his South African club SuperSport United when they beat Ajax Cape Town 2-1.
Nyondo stepped off the bench in the first half replacing injured John Arwuah to score his seventh goal of the season with only seven minutes to full time.
He is now five goals behind leading scorer Siyabonga Nomvete of Moroka Swallows.
The striker expressed relief to end his goal drought.
â€œI felt very happy to score after sometime because I last scored in the first round,â€ said Nyondo.
Nyondoâ€™s goal was vital for SuperSport as it revived their chances to win the league. They are third on the log table with 45 points, just three points behind leaders Orlando Pirates who were held to a goalless draw by Bidvest Wits. They both have four games before they wrap-up the season
Mamelodi Sundowns, who lost to Maritzburg United 1-0, are still on second position with 46 points.
On the 38 minute mark, it was the substitute Khama Billiat who broke the deadlock. The Zimbabwean youngster had a good first touch from a cross and fired in a long angled shot inside the far post.
SuperSport drew level in the 76th minute. Ashley Hartog fired in a half-volley from distance, but the deflected ball dipped in front of Westerveld, bounced off the ground and over the Dutchman, to make it 1-1.
After much dominance SuperSport managed to grab the lead in the 83rd minute through Nyondo. Sloppy defending saw the substitute score as the goalkeeper and defence looked in total disarray.
Robert Ngâ€™ambi was substituted in the 73rd minute as Platinum Stars lost 1-0 at home to Free State Stars. However, there was no action for Ngâ€™ambiâ€™s compatriot Chiukepo Msowoya.
Stars are 12th in the 16-team league with 30 points.