In the GladAfrica Championship, Jomo Cosmos and University of Pretoria recorded 2-0 wins over Free State Stars and Steenberg United respectively, while Richards Bay FC bounced back by beating Cape Town All Stars 2-1.
Furthermore, TS Sporting missed the chance to go top after being held to a 1-1 draw by lowly Cape Town Spurs.
Ezenkosi drew level on points (29) with Ea Lla Koto following goals from Aboubacar Sangare and Moeketsi Sekola at Goble Park, where the home side missed numerous chances.
AmaTuks can thank the veteran 37-year-old Collins Mbesuma for his brace, which enabled Tlisane Motaung’s side to keep touch with the chasing pack as a vulnerable Steenberg suffered an eleventh loss.
A feature of the match was Tuks’ John Tshabalala receiving a red card for hand ball.
The Natal Rich Boyz boosted their title hopes through two first-half goals from on-loan striker, Somila Ntsundwana, and free-kick specialist, Khanyisa Mayo (penalty).
This result leaves Igugu Lekapa in serious trouble after such a good start.
Pretoria Callies gave head coach, Joel Masutha, something to cheer about when they pipped a ten-man Polokwane City 1-0 via Pogiso Mahlangu’s 51st minute effort and moved a point above Rise and Shine.
In KZN, JDR Stars opened the score inside the first 15 minutes with a neat drive from Tegobo Mabula before an error at the back allowed the quick-thinking Cleopas Dube to level matters for Uthongathi FC in this 1-1 stalemate.
Abantu Bemthetho got their show on the road very early through Quentin Debouto but just before the break, the Urban Warriors’ teenager, Khaya Mfecane gave his side some hope by heading home, having just seen teammate, Kegan Johannes, being banished.
At King Zwelithini Stadium, Bizana Pondo Chiefs and Cape United played to a goalless draw, while Royal AM and Sekhukhune United produced the same result.