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Black Leopards have secured a 3-1 win over Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila in the PSL promotional/relegation playoffs match at the Bidvest Stadium.
The victory saw Leopards open a three points gap at the top of the playoffs standings, while TTM remained at the bottom without a single point.
The visitors did break the deadlock in the 20th minute when Tiklas Thutlwa's corner-kick was headed home by Zambian Mwape Musonda to make it 1-0 to Leopards.
TTM came back rejuvenated following a cooling break and they managed to restore parity to Thembisani Nevhulamba in the 44th minute.The former Leopards striker scored with a low finish from Molibedi Mokoena's delightful pass to make it 1-1 with the Lidoda Duvha defence exposed.
The visitors regained the lead in the final minute of stoppage time as Isaac Masia out jumped a cluster of bodies in the area to head home a near post corner.
In the 90th minute, meanwhile, TTM were only denied by the crossbar, King Ndlovu came for a corner but couldn’t get a decisive punch and an overhead kick from Tebogo Thangwane came back off the woodwork.
However Musonda sealed Leopards' 3-1 win over Tshakhuma when he netted with a header from a corner-kick in stoppage-time.
Tshakhuma (1) 1 (Nevhulamba 44')
Leopards (2) 3 (Musonda 20', 90'+3, Masia 45')
Tshakhuma: Mamudzidi, Mashele, Mabotja, Nyadombo, Thangwane, Amoojee, Mbandlwa (Mandlazi 46'), Hlongo (Khumalo 30'), Ndlondlo, Mokoena (Makhubu 77'), Nevhulamba.
Leopards: K.Ndlovu, Mudau (Ndawonde 84'), Zulu, Masia, Ndou, Abubakar, Ng'ambi (T.Ndlovu 67'), Thutlwa (X.Ndlovu 84'), Matlaba, Makgetlwa (Mokoena 63'), Musonda.