Harambee Stars midfielder Anthony Akumu opened his Kaizer Chiefs account in his first start for the club in their 3-2 comeback win over Polokwane City on Saturday.
Hosts Polokwane had taken a 17th minute lead through Nku; a goal that was to the difference as both teams headed to the break. doubling their tally. Maluleke doubled their lead a minute after the hour mark but it was Chiefs who turned the tie around.
Katsande pulled a goal back in the 71st minute after being put through by Nurkovic with Nurkovic being the provider once again for Akumu who tapped in from close range for the equalizer in the 75th minute. Polkwane crumbled a minute later when Nurkovic was to put his name in the scoresheet.
The win see Chiefs go top of the log with 52 points after 24 games; six points above Mamelodi Sundowns who who have played a game less.
On the same day, striker Michael Olunga scored his 11th goal of the season as Kashiwa Reysol went down 3-1 to visitors Cerezo Osaka.
Bruno Mendes, Koga and Nishikawa had given Osaka a 3-0 lead heading into the final stages of the game but Olunga pulled what was to be a consolation two mintes from time to maintain his healthy lead at the top of the top scorers chart.
On Friday, Kenyan goalkeeper Arnold Origi received a red card as HIFK went down 3-2 to hosts Inter Turku in the Finland top flight league.
Origi got his first yellow card in the 87th minute and received the second two minutes later this coming after conceding two penalties earlier on.