It was Usuthu who got the opening goal through Mabhuthi Khenyeza, but Musa Nyatama levelled the matters for Pirates before Substitute Thabo Qalinge sealed the victory for the Buccaneers.
Usuthu head coach Cavin Johnson felt his side were the better team on the day despite the loss. He assumed that AmaZulu had better chances against the Sea Robbers.
“I thought we had the better chances in the first half. I thought we played good football,” Johnson told SuperSport TV.
“Overall, it was a good game of football for the 9000 people that attended. I think they saw one of the better games of the season.
“One is looking to win the league, the other is looking for points into the top eight and I thought we both gave a good account of ourselves.
“It was unlucky for us today to go and lose this. But we can take a lot out of this game into the last three games.”
AmaZulu next game will travel to North West to face Platinum Stars at Royal Bafokeng Stadium, on the 25 of April.