There is hope for Kenya’s Teddy Akumu and his side Kaizer Chiefs in the race for the Absa Premiership title despite going down 1-0 against Bidvest Wits.

Chiefs’ closest rivals Mamelodi Sundowns blew the chance to go clear in the race for the title when they were beaten 1-0 by Baroka FC; a team coached by former Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr.

Sundowns, also known as the Brazilians could have gone three points clear with two games to play, but blew it all up.

Sundowns and Chiefs are not level on 53 points with the latter having a superior goal difference.

Sunday’s result is a major boost for Dylan Kerr and Baroka FC as they move up two places to 13th on the log and open up a two-point gap to the relegation playoff berth.

Sundowns looked the more confident and organised team in the early stages, but Baroka took charge of things in the 20th minute, with Ananias Gebhardt rising highest to meet a corner kick and head the Limpopo side into a surprise lead. His goal also proved to be the match winner.

Mamelodi Sundowns will next take on Polokwane City on Wednesday 2 September while Kaizer Chiefs will take on Chippa United as the race for the title hots up.