AmaZulu fell to a 1-0 Absa Premiership defeat to Chippa United at King Zwelithini Stadium in Umlazi on Saturday evening.
Andile Mbenyane scored the only goal of the game to lead the Chilli Boys to victory and up out of the relegation zone. Defeat leaves Usuthu in 11th spot on the log standings, two places above Chippa and a mere two points clear of the relegation zone.
Following a lively start that included notable chances at either end of the pitch for Thabo Rakhale and Bongi Ntuli respectively, it would be the visitors to open the scoring.
Mbenyane latched onto a pin-point cross from teammate Kurt Lentjies, nodding the ball into the corner of the net, leaving Usuthu shot-stopper Siyabonga Mbatha with no chance as the visitors hit the front.