The triumph at a chilly Soccer City stadium in Soweto gave the Amakhosi (Chiefs) an unassailable 15-point advantage over second-place Mamelodi Sundowns. While Chiefs were scoring four goals in a league game for the first time this season, Sundowns could only draw 1-1 at home against lower-half Platinum Stars in Pretoria.
Zimbabwean Mathew Rusike bagged a second-half brace for Chiefs after George Lebese and Bernard Parker goals had given the home side a 2-0 half-time advantage. Post-match celebrations among the new champions were partly spoilt by spectators invading the pitch, although no injuries were reported.
Two of his assists came from perfectly flighted free-kicks and the other from a cut-back, which Rusike slammed into the net on 55 minutes for a match-clinching three-goal advantage.
Chiefs, who host Wits and visit Chippa United after Sundowns, need three more points and two more victories to create Premiership season records. Apart from a ten million rand cheque, Chiefs qualify for the 2016 CAF Champions League, a competition in which they have consistently failed to excel.