AmaZulu held Mamelodi Sundowns to 1-1 draw in their Absa Premiership encounter played at Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville on Wednesday night.
As a result, the Brazilians remain rooted at the foot of the table with a mountain to climb to repair their wrecked season.
Even more worrying for Sundowns is that they have now gone ten successive matches without a league win.
AmaZulu, on the other hand, have accumulated nine points and they also have some work to do to get out of the relegation quagmire.
AmaZulu took the lead through Andile Khumalo in the 77th minute after a defensive mix up at the back, but Sundowns drew level from the boot of Anthony Laffor who pounced on a loose ball in the box.
AmaZulu were the first team to create some goalmouth action when Andile Khumalo forced a save out of Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Wayne Sandilands after he got the better of a sloppy Tebogo Langerman in the box after eleven minutes.
The Brazilians created an attack of their own in the 18th minute when Modise released Eleazar Rodgers whose tame left footed shot could not trouble diving AmaZulu ‘keeper Philani Zikalala.
Ayanda Dlamini left Sundowns defender Doctor Mampuru for dead in the box with his trickery and pace, but he was thwarted by recovering Clayton Daniels who cleared the ball out for safety in the 24th minute.
Just after the half hour mark, Dlamini, who was unmarked in the box, wasted a glorious opportunity of giving AmaZulu the lead when he ballooned his shot over the cross-bar instead of picking the spot and kissing the back of the net.
Three minutes from the break, Sundowns nearly got lucky when Tamsanqa Teyise’s desperate clearance in the box ricocheted off the body of Modise and nearly beat his own keeper.
Zikalala produced a wonderful diving save to deny Laffor who pounced on a loose ball in the danger area in the 50th minute.
As the game progressed, Sundowns found themselves in good attacking positions, but the likes of Jabulani Shongwe, Laffor and Elias Pelembe wasted opportunities that could have helped their team.
On the other hand, AmaZulu were not performing any better as far as converting chances and their main culprit was Dlamini who was wasteful.
To try and force the goal, Sundowns coach Johan Neeskens introduced Nyasha
Mushekwi and Edward Manqele for Rodgers and Elias Pelembe and the move had an effect on the game as they continued to press forward.
In their panic to find a goal, Sundowns lost concentration at the back in the 77th minute and allowed Khumalo to give AmaZulu the lead.
The Brazilians, though, were not to be outdone at home and through numbers forward, finally scoring in the 86th minute courtesy of Laffor, but only because of some bad defending by AmaZulu.
After the match, Neesekens expressed his disappointment at his players who he accused of not having come to the party.