Moroka Swallows poor start to the season continued when they suffered their second consecutive league defeat to Silver Stars at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.
Both teams missed clear chances at goal in a tightly contested match .
After being deadlocked at the break, Swallows failed to capitalize on several well set up chances in the second half.
In the 83rd minute Congolese midfielder Felix Bukasa flicked a Katlego Mashego free kick into the back of the net giving Stars a narrow 1-0 victory.
The Dube Birds have been severely hit by injuries and suspensions and to make matters even worse, Simba Marumo joined Greg Etafia and Pitso Lekone on the suspension list after he was red carded.
Swallows will be hoping to get back to winning ways when they meet with SuperSport United next Wednesday at the Germiston in a PSL encounter.