AmaTuks have amassed 30 points from 14 matches, which is two points more than Absa Premiership counterparts SuperSport United, who lead the elite league with 28 points from 13 outings to put the city in the driver’s seat on both logs.
Hard on AmaTuks’ heels, however, are Thanda Royal Zulu, with the two sides separated only by goal difference.
The Richards Bay club maintained second spot when they defeated FC Cape Town 2-1 at Richards Bay sports grounds on Saturday.
The title chase remains a four-team race featuring AmaTuks, Thanda, early pacesetters Blackburn Rovers, who are two points behind the duo, and Vasco da Gama, who have collected 26 points from the same number of matches.
At the bottom of the log the battle is between five clubs who are jostling to survive the looming axe.
Mpumalanga Black Aces and Sivutsa Stars have collected 12 points each, while Carara Kicks have managed 11 points and tail enders Witbank Spurs and Atlie FC have collected 10 points each.
All the clubs will play the Nedbank Cup preliminary rounds tomorrow, with their last league matches for the year taking place at the weekend.