KAIZER Chiefs ended their seven-game winless streak in the DStv Premiership.

Amakhosi registered a hard-fought 1-0 win over AmaZulu at Kings Park in Durban on Wednesday afternoon to move away from the relegation zone.

This was Amakhosi's second victory of the season in 10 league matches that have been played so far.

The results saw them moving from position 14 in the log which was their worst in the club's 51 years of existence to position 10 with 10 points.

Samir Nurkovic who was playing his first match of the season after recovering from a long term groin injury scored just after 10 minutes in the first half and his strike proved to be enough to earn Amakhosi maximum points.

Undoubtedly the win will ease the pressure on Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt who believe they played better on the day.

Hunt said: "I thought Samir hasn’t played for 90 minutes (this season) he was fantastic.

"I didn’t want to play him but we only had one striker available so that’s the problem. For us any win is a big win, we should have won a few more games, the table doesn’t lie we have been poor defensively.

"As I said from the start if you get a guy like Samir (Nurkovic) playing in your team every week, see what happened last year he played first 10 games and he was brilliant. I thought it was a much better performance. We have two away games in Cape Town it won’t be easy."

On the other end, AmaZulu coach Benni McCarthy says he was disappointed that they lost through their own mistake and were not clinical enough.

He stated: "I am very disappointed I think there we had a tremendous opportunity for us to walk away with three points today.

"Kaizer Chiefs bounced in a good way, they are giants and when you are playing giants whether they are on top form or nor you have to be clinical.

"Teams like this (Chiefs) need one chance to punish you and that is exactly what happened. I am very happy with the performance, the way we pushed them all the way searching for that equaliser.

"But we going to continue to work because there are so many positives. We just have to work on scoring goals."

Amakhosi will be looking to continue their winning run on Saturday when they visit Cape Town City in the Mother City while Usuthu will be looking to return back to winning ways when they welcome Maritzburg United on Sunday in a KwaZulu-Natal derby.