The relegation fighting Black Leopards held log leaders Kaizer Chiefs to 1-1 draw at a packed Thohoyandou Stadium.
Chiefs remain well in charge at the top of the log,with 10 points clear of second placed Mamelodi Sundowns, having played one more game.
Amakhosi enjoyed early dominance and claimed the lead in just the 11th minute. Lebogang Manyama’s corner kick found Samir Nurkovic unmarked and the striker netted his 10th league goal of the season with a header.
Leopards got a well deserved equaliser in the 32nd minute,a foul on the edge of the Chiefs penalty area allowed Mogakolodi Ngele to step up and fire home a beautiful effort direct from a free kick to make it 1-1.
The teams will return to Premiership action next weekend, with Leopards away to Cape Town City on the evening of Friday, 24 January and Chiefs visiting Golden Arrows on Saturday.
Black Leopards (1) 1 (Ngele 32’)
Kaizer Chiefs (1) 1 (Nurkovic 11’)
Leopards: Mendes, Mudau, Masia, Gyimah, Zulu, Matlaba, Ngambi (Kapinga 74’), Abubakar, Bereng, Ngele (Mhlongo 44’), Musonda (Mncwango 85’)
Chiefs: Akpeyi, Moleko, Cardoso, Mathoho, Ntiya-Ntiya, Sasman (Baccus 46’), Katsande, Manyama, Parker (Zuma 70’), Castro, Nurkovic