Ajax Cape Town suffered a set-back to their title ambitions when they were held to a 1-1 draw with Sundowns at Odi Stadium in Mabopane on Wednesday night.
With fellow title-contenders Chiefs, Swallows and Santos all winning, coach Gordon Igesund will be a bit unhappy at not coming away with maximum points, although of course the season has not yet reached the half-way stage.
The fact that this result will be seen a disappointing one for Gordon Igesund's team speaks volumes for how far his side has come this season, and perhaps also highlights how much Sundowns are fast becoming a club in decline.
Ajax took the lead in the 18th minute through Mulekalayi Kanku, who fired home from inside the box after capitalising on a mistake by Andre Arendse.
The DRC international, who looks set to soon go on an overseas trial, has become an integral part of Igesund's plans and was missed by the team during his recent suspension.
The Urban Warriors took their lead into the half-time break, but the Brazilians fought back and grabbed an equaliser in the 70th minute through substitute Paulus Masehe.
The once proud Pretoria-based side are having a season which their demanding fans would rather forget, and are still lying only three points above the relegation zone.
Ajax dropped from second place to fourth position, but are still only three points off pace-setters, Kaizer Chiefs.