Devin Titus scored the only goal of the game as Stellenbosch cemented the second spot in the league standings with a 1-0 victory over Kaizer Chiefs.

Titus’ decisive strike came on the stroke of halftime as the team from Cape Winelands went four points clear of Sekhukhune United who sit in third place on the table.

The victory also means Stellies are now unbeaten in their last 13 matches, and are certainly showing that sitting full value sitting behind champions-elect Mamelodi Sundowns.

The dismal campaign continues for Amakhosi as the Soweto giants slumped to their eighth defeat and are in sitting seventh in the standings.

Chiefs coach Cavin Johnson opted to start 19-year-old Wandile Duba at the heart of the attack but the teenager was given no service to make an impact.

Instead it was Stellenbosch who took the lead in first-half stoppage-time when a long ball caught the Amakhosi defence sleeping and Titus ghosted in a shot that beat goalkeeper Bruce Bvuma.

The goal was the perfect fillip for the visitors to contain Chiefs after the interval with Stellies in fact looking dangerous on the counter-attack.

Johnson brought on burly forward Christian Saile from the bench to try an change things up but to no avail as the Amakhosi looked alarmingly lethargic going forward.

Stellies had a chance at the death to seal the contest when Antonio van Wyk was clean through on goal but the forward was denied by a smart save from Bvuma.