The People’s Team slumped to a 2-0 defeat at home against Real Kings, leaving them still rock bottom of the standings and seven points from safety with just five games remaining this season.
Meanwhile, AmaZulu hoisted themselves to second in the table as they dispatched Cape Town All Stars 3-1, leaving Usuthu nine points behind the leaders with five games remaining, but having played a game more than third-placed Black Leopards who are one point adrift.
Stellenbosch kept themselves right in the hunt for a play-off spot after their 2-0 win over University of Pretoria, who sit 10th in the standings, seven points clear of the drop zone.
Sunday’s NFD results:
AmaZulu 3-1 Cape Town All Stars
Pretoria University 0-2 Stellenbosch
Santos 0-2 Real Kings