Head coach Stuart Baxter was full of praise for his Kaizer Chiefs side after a last-gasp 1-0 victory over Baroka FC at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday.
Khama Billiat ghosted in at the far post to hand Chiefs a vital win after scoring deep into stoppage-time in the 94th minute.
Baxter was full of praise for his side in highlighting his players' resilience in a hard-fought win after the final whistle.
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"My players deserve a massive pat on the back for two reasons," Baxter said post-match.
"One, because they kept going and kept on believing despite having 16 strikes at goal with eight on target.
"Then, we also have Orlando Pirates next and you always think it's the game before where they would usually take their eye off the ball.
"On both accounts, I thought we kept our discipline well. Now we can take the positives out of this and I thought there were many.
"We'll now take the positives and the three points with us to Joburg and look forward to the derby.
Baxter also applauded his players' efforts against a side that had often proved a bogey team in recent history.
"I think the lads deserve a huge pat on the back because this is not an easy game," Baxter added.
"It is before the derby and we knew how badly we needed the three points tonight."
Chiefs next face a trip to Orlando Stadium for the highly-anticipated Soweto Derby on Saturday.
Kick-off is at 15:30.