PSL action continued on Saturday with Maritzburg United’s chances of getting into the top three being dented while Usuthu rose
Bongani Ntuli scored the only goal of the contest seven minutes into the match to take his season tally to 12 goals after he was set up by Lohlohololo Majoro who has been in inspiring form since the season resumed.
It was the first win for AmaZulu since they beat Kaizer Chiefs in March as they eased a run of two draws and a defeat.
Now placed on position 13 with four points above basement side Polokwane City, AmaZulu replaced Leopards from that position.
Black Leopards have now gone two consecutive games without winning after starting life in the bubble with two straight victories that had breathed life into their fight against relegation.
AmaZulu will now seek to secure their safety when they play Stellenbosch in their next match on Wednesday while Leopards meet Bidvest Wits on the same day.
It was a huge blow to Maritzburg’s chances of a top three finish after they had taken the lead through Pogiso Sanoka 13 minutes into the match.
Ramagalela hit back for Highlands Park with four minutes to go to help his side storm back into the top eight.
As for Maritzburg, they are guaranteed staying in sixth spot, for now, but are five points behind third-placed SuperSport United.
It was a third successive draw for Eric Tinkler’s men and the fourth straight game without winning.
They entered the bubble on the backdrop of a 1-0 victory over Polokwane City but are yet to win since the season resumed.
Maritzburg’s search for a first win will now be met with an assignment against Orlando Pirates next Wednesday, a day when Highlands Park play Cape Town City.