Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs winger George Lebese gave the club's fans credit for spurring the side on during a tough 1-0 win over University of Pretoria on Tuesday.
Amakhosi moved to 60 points at the top of the Premiership standings, 13 points ahead of second-placed Mamelodi Sundowns, who were thrashed 5-0 by Bloemfontein Celtic on Wednesday.
"Games against Tuks are never easy," Lebese told the club's official website.
"We didn't want to lose that match. We wanted to win it at all cost, which happened thanks to Siphiwe Tshabalala's goal from a free-kick.
"We celebrated as a team, with all the players being involved, which was great. It was a reflection on the spirit in the team."
The winger reserved special praise for the fans who attended the game against AmaTuks, saying he was glad the negativity from earlier in the season has disappeared.
"It was fabulous to have our supporters in full force behind us," Lebese said.
"The negativity of earlier this season has disappeared.
"It's great to see that when it comes to crunch time - towards the end of the season - that our supporters rally so vocally supporting the team. It gives us extra energy."
Chiefs need just three more points from their final four games to win the Premiership this season.
"We would love to get to 63 points as soon as possible," Lebese added.
"As a team, we want to win the league for our fantastic supporters and the club.
"However, Polokwane City are a good team, especially in the middle of the park.
"Luckily, we play at the FNB Stadium, as it has a bigger field, which suits our style of play.
"We won't underestimate Polokwane."