It has been an eventual fortnight for Amkhosi. The football gods started smiling on the side from Tuesday, January 7, the day the club commemorated their 50th birthday, when fellow title rivals Bidvest Wits and Mamelodi Sundowns cancelled each other out in a 0-0 draw.
A day later, the Glamour Boys capitalised on the opportunity, defeating Highlands Park 3-0 at a packed FNB Stadium to put the perfect icing on the birthday cake, thus stretching their lead at the summit to six points.
And in a flash, it was two 3-0 wins in two matches as Chiefs extended their lead to nine points when they clashed with Cape Town City at home on Sunday, while second-placed Sundowns playing in a CAF Champions League group stage match at home against USM Alger.
Known to be experts in catch-up games, the champions were made to eat humble pie as they suffered a 1-0 defeat away to Orlando Pirates two days ago, ensuring that Chiefs’ nine-point lead stayed intact.