Durban - AmaZulu's PSL salvage mission was back on track through an excellent 2-0 win against Polokwane City at the Princess Magogo Stadium on Wednesday night.
Usuthu were deserving leaders going into the break as they created the better chances and dominated possession in the opening 45 minutes.
They could have taken with them an even bigger lead but their finishing left a lot to be desired, especially with Modiri Marumo's shaky goalkeeping.
The hosts had two opportunities in the first 11 minutes but Goodman Dlamini and Bongi Ntuli failed to beat Marumo.
The theme continued in the first half until the 30th minute when Dlamini netted Marc van Heerden's well worked free-kick.
AmaZulu's domination did not stop there but Ayanda Dlamini and Ntuli's decision-making let them down.
City were not without their chances though, with Esau Kanyenda coming close but failing to truly worry Energy Murambadoro.
The second half continued in the same manner as AmaZulu proved just as wasteful, Ntuli the biggest culprit after missing two decent chances, the easiest of the which was a 70th minute header from a Dlamini cross but somehow it went wide with the keeper already beaten.
Rise and Shine nearly punished them two minutes later but Murambadoro produced a great save from Thobani Mncwango's shot.
Ntuli then sealed proceedings with an excellent goal in the 84th minute to extinguish any hopes of a City comeback.