The University of Johannesburg team confirmed their confident mood this season when they defeated Tshwane University of Technology in their Varsity Football clash on Thursday.
The 1-0 win extended their unbeaten run to five matches, which includes one draw.
It has seen them go to the top of the log on 13 points, putting them on the verge of qualifying for the semifinals.
UJ are followed on the table by Wits and TUT, who have 10 points. North-West University are next with nine points and University of Pretoria-Tuks have eight points.
Depending on other results, this means the Johannesburg side need just two points from their final two games to ensure they finish in the top four.
Coach Mandla Zwane said he was a happy man “because we have one leg in the semifinals”.
“But having said that, we know there are teams who are chasing hard for a semifinal spot,” he said.
“This win over Tshwane was a big boost. The boys did extremely well to give us some breathing space.”
UJ’s Mokete Mogaila was on hand to ensure the 1-0 victory over TUT 1-0 in Soweto on Thursday.
The second half saw UJ forcing errors from the opposing defence and a goal was inevitable from the Orange Army.
Eventually Tebogo Mandyu put Mogaila through to seal the victory in a moment of brilliance.
Looking ahead to their next game against University of Western Cape, Zwane said they were prepared for a tough showdown.
“The log positions [UWC are in sixth place] do not reflect the potential of our opponents on Thursday.
“They are a difficult side to handle and it is not going be easy going there to collect full points.”